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Date: 02/15/08 12:17 AM

72 Responses to iBot Wheelchair

  1. Profile photo of triplej
    triplej Male 30-39
    382 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:42 am
    Link: iBot Wheelchair - Make no mistake, being bound to a wheelchair sucks, but if you have to use one, the iBot is definitely the way to go.
  2. Profile photo of Invalok
    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:49 am
    I ... Want one, along with a Handicapped parking permit...
  3. Profile photo of GP623
    GP623 Male 13-17
    76 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:51 am
    Nice. :D. iBots for all!
  4. Profile photo of silly_a1804
    silly_a1804 Female 18-29
    296 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:04 am
    what if they get knoked over... then what..
  5. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
    2113 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:17 am
    now that is just cool
  6. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:23 am
    Sweet.
  7. Profile photo of maples
    maples Male 13-17
    1217 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:38 am
    It`s the segway remixed.
    Genius.
  8. Profile photo of DrkAng3LxNat
    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
    1071 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:54 am
    smexy.
  9. Profile photo of lunani
    lunani Female 18-29
    257 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 2:54 am
    whoa :O how does it stay balanced so well with only 2 wheels on the ground?
  10. Profile photo of thanatos16
    thanatos16 Male 18-29
    291 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 4:11 am
    okay... its a pretty cool product. but showing the prom date where the girl dances with the guy is just out of the question. even the basketball one seems too dangerous.

    there were some other awesome uses for it in there, however. and im sure seeing eye to eye with a standing person is a big confidence booster

  11. Profile photo of SiN_iN_Me
    SiN_iN_Me Female 18-29
    217 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 4:12 am
    ha ha at the end it sounds like hes saying "i brought your life"

    but seriously thats genius, if im ever disabled i know what im getting

  12. Profile photo of marchhare123
    marchhare123 Male 30-39
    547 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 6:18 am
    The fact that it can go up stairs. I was wondering about the time it is on 2 wheels.

    And thanatos, whats so wrong about the dancing at the prom, saying its out of the question. Are you saying you cant go to prom if your in a wheelchair... there is nothing wrong with that.

  13. Profile photo of iPirate
    iPirate Male 13-17
    419 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 7:20 am
    Ok ok ok the basket ball game is stretching it.
  14. Profile photo of cargasm
    cargasm Male 18-29
    340 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 7:41 am
    FOUL! the cripple ran over my drating toe! .. haha ya that wouldnt work
  15. Profile photo of aaroncoal
    aaroncoal Male 30-39
    60 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 7:47 am
    I think it`s a great idea. I just wonder how long it takes before the Ibots take over the world.
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    aaroncoal Male 30-39
    60 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 7:49 am
    I agree..basketball was a little much. What`s next, show a parapalegic water sking in his ibot?
  17. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
    1841 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 8:03 am
    anyone else confuzzled on how the ibot balances on only 1 wheel? O.o AND ITS A CIRCLE.
  18. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 8:21 am
    All it needs is some hydraulics and some neon lights unda da hood and you`d have a parapelegic that would get more arse than a puff daddy.
  19. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
    719 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 8:22 am
    This is kind of old. It was what the people who made the Segway made before they made the Segway, using similar technology.
  20. Profile photo of JeffHatesYou
    JeffHatesYou Male 18-29
    205 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 8:32 am
    Yeah it must be the Segway technology... It`s basically sensors that detect the smallest change in balance and then turns a weight the other way to rebalance the thing.

    This iBot is really nice but it looks pretty retarded... I`d rather be in a normal wheelchair, than in this :|

  21. Profile photo of Jfizzle
    Jfizzle Male 13-17
    184 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 8:34 am
    REPOST!!...wait...maybe i just saw this on tv...

    =/

  22. Profile photo of shelerella
    shelerella Female 18-29
    160 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 8:39 am
    Very impressive machinery, but I have to wonder how many people living on Disability/Medicaid/Medicare could afford one?

    Probably 0

  23. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
    1361 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 8:54 am
    This is almost as cool as the tank track one
  24. Profile photo of 1Pete1
    1Pete1 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 10:01 am
    Needs a cupholder..
  25. Profile photo of Roduku
    Roduku Male 50-59
    459 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 10:15 am
    very cool. I like the way it can go up steps and curbs.
  26. Profile photo of Intelligence
    Intelligence Male 13-17
    177 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 10:16 am
    How do you go downstairs..?
  27. Profile photo of PoonHat
    PoonHat Male 18-29
    194 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 10:33 am
    Why does that look dangerous to me?
  28. Profile photo of arasheht
    arasheht Male 18-29
    83 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 11:18 am
    is this for real? or one of those joke ads again. After so many, i cant tell anymore

  29. Profile photo of StoogegirlSi
    StoogegirlSi Female 18-29
    202 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 11:41 am
    That is freaking awesome. I`ve seen commercials for those and they rock.

    Yeah, the eye to eye thing is a big confidence booster. I`ve been in a wheelchair before, and people tend to ignore that you`re there (or talk to you reaaalllyyy slllooowwwlllyyy) if you`re in a regular wheelchair.

    Driving on the rough terrain also is great. Anyone who`s used a manual wheelchair knows how those darn front wheels get caught in the woodchips at a playground.

    I wouldn`t use it, though. The two wheels thing would scare me. There are other wheelchairs that go up stairs, though (scary ones 0__0.)

    HP placards suck, man. My bf and I went to Walmart onetime in his Miata, and we caught someone trying to graffiti his car. Seems they thought we were "faking it" or something so we could park close. The guy felt like a prick afterwards, though.

  30. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:01 pm
    They should make an advert for this with Steven Hawkings in it.
  31. Profile photo of greengiant
    greengiant Male 13-17
    686 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    ibot: $5,000
    being able to play basketball at an average height: priceless
  32. Profile photo of zaman243
    zaman243 Male 13-17
    59 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:57 pm
    haha 1Pete1, way do point that out!
  33. Profile photo of Mrsparks795
    Mrsparks795 Male 13-17
    326 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    thats sweet!
  34. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:22 pm
    It costs 25000$. Twenty-five thousand! I`d rather buy some new robotic legs.
  35. Profile photo of icantthink41
    icantthink41 Male 18-29
    350 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    ...at the very last second someone goes "sweet" lol
  36. Profile photo of crichards96
    crichards96 Male 18-29
    83 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:40 pm
    I`ve seen this before, when it is on its back wheels it looks as retarded as the people sitting in them.
  37. Profile photo of 1Pete1
    1Pete1 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    "Holy poo its a transformer! oh wait.."
  38. Profile photo of SlippySanta
    SlippySanta Male 13-17
    147 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    Hey it`s like the Segway, only it`s actually useful and practical!
  39. Profile photo of miakauisan
    miakauisan Female 18-29
    158 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    I liked the "sweet" right before the video ended.
  40. Profile photo of randomer
    randomer Male 13-17
    277 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    Sweeeeeeeeet.
  41. Profile photo of WMDs-R-Bad
    WMDs-R-Bad Male 13-17
    46 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    Now every quadriplegic is gonna buy one just in-case a disgruntled cop tries to tip them over... )-|
  42. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    cool
  43. Profile photo of MikkyChan
    MikkyChan Female 13-17
    4 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    This Is The Stupidest Thing I Have Ever Seen. I Would Be Embarrassed To Be Seen In That. I Think The Basketball Game And The Prom Is Stretching It A Bit Much. I Don`t Get How It Stays Balanced. I Mean It`s On Two Wheels. Shouldn`t The Person Have Tipped Over Or Something. And What About The Really Obese People In The iBot? All They Show Is Skinny People. How Much Weight Can It Hold? Seriously? Couldn`t Possibly Be More Than 300 Pounds.
  44. Profile photo of 643197
    643197 Male 18-29
    1078 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 5:55 pm
    thats crazy.
  45. Profile photo of zeos
    zeos Male 40-49
    14 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    Hey guys guess what? I think Apple would have a lawsuit if they saw this. You know the "i" thing ichair ipod... no one saw my point... great
  46. Profile photo of Intelligence
    Intelligence Male 13-17
    177 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 6:32 pm
    I want to know the battery life on these things.

    MikkyChan, learn how to not capitalize every word, and then maybe what you say will have relavance.

    Why the hell would you show a fat person on a commercial unless you wanted to warn about diabetes anyways?

  47. Profile photo of Powernuke
    Powernuke Male 13-17
    107 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    Nice, but what do you do when the drating battery runs out!
  48. Profile photo of SGB
    SGB Male 18-29
    156 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    I think playing a challenging game of basketball with children is a bit of an exaggeration...
  49. Profile photo of wowibrandon
    wowibrandon Male 13-17
    822 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    i`d be scared on 2 wheels
  50. Profile photo of angelicamber
    angelicamber Female 18-29
    1572 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    SWEET
  51. Profile photo of gothamgirl
    gothamgirl Female 13-17
    72 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    I watched it twice just `cause I couldn`t tell if the `sweet` at the end was imagined or not.
  52. Profile photo of Bwix
    Bwix Female 18-29
    8 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    I was at a theater show behind someone with one of those. They made it do the up on two wheels thing. It was like sitting behind a pillar ):
  53. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    Daaaaang, when I saw it go up the stairs...that was tight.
  54. Profile photo of Novem006
    Novem006 Female 18-29
    700 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    looks like fun
  55. Profile photo of aBISS
    aBISS Male 13-17
    506 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 11:18 pm
    It`s like the poeple are sitting, and standing up in the iBot at the same time...

    weird

  56. Profile photo of Eichenkatze
    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
    780 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 11:27 pm
    The internal logo for the company
    "Ibot your wallet"
  57. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
    1275 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 2:25 am
    Awesome idea and engineering
  58. Profile photo of thecite
    thecite Male 13-17
    554 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 3:50 am
    I could just imagine a cheese sculpture sitting on one of those chairs. I`d probably punch it.
  59. Profile photo of mrMongoose
    mrMongoose Male 18-29
    28 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 5:21 am
    Why do they need this thing to see eye to eye? There`s no reason that a normal electric wheelchair shouldn`t have an elevated seat at a thousandth of the cost.
  60. Profile photo of Desumien
    Desumien Female 18-29
    374 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 6:50 am
    needs more flavour!!
  61. Profile photo of Funkster
    Funkster Male 18-29
    30 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 9:40 am
    Ahhhh but does it have ipod plug in?... THATS what i wanna know!

    Actually this is pretty cool! and i commend the company that makes them! There needs to be more innovation in this field TBF.

    makes me want one... although i would be wary on the 2 wheels thing.

  62. Profile photo of bcmummy
    bcmummy Female 13-17
    19 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 9:59 am
    "It`s the segway remixed."

    Actually, not too far off... same inventor!

    Dean Kamen is awesome.

    Wonderful invention, though I`m sure it costs a pretty penny more than the Segway.

  63. Profile photo of KIKENI
    KIKENI Female 13-17
    354 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 11:40 am
    cool cool
  64. Profile photo of toplak666
    toplak666 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 1:34 pm
    ok.... the dancing part is a bit too much. ewen for a commercial.
  65. Profile photo of elway
    elway Male 18-29
    185 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 3:22 pm
    this was cool until i saw the prom and the basketball scenes then it became hilarious, i mean come on.
  66. Profile photo of mlchris
    mlchris Female 18-29
    920 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    very cool. I was expecting since it has "i" in it that it was going to play music or something..haha
  67. Profile photo of mlchris
    mlchris Female 18-29
    920 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 5:57 pm
    I dont get why people think the prom scene was so crazy???
  68. Profile photo of mjrtom
    mjrtom Male 18-29
    83 posts
    February 17, 2008 at 2:23 pm
    haha. i like how the vid ends with "sweet"
  69. Profile photo of murph89
    murph89 Male 18-29
    84 posts
    February 17, 2008 at 7:52 pm
    I saw this years ago at Disney World (they also were demoing some early segways at the time). As much as it looks pretty nice the way it gets around on inconvenient terrain, I think it is best to have a self-powered chair as much as possible (so just use this thing when you are going somewhere that is not accessible). While these things increase handicapped peoples` independence from others, they do increase dependence upon technology, so you have to find a balance.
  70. Profile photo of blackliner45
    blackliner45 Female 13-17
    116 posts
    February 17, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    Somewhat cool, but I`d be scared to death to go up/down steps or curbs, or even to just be on only two wheels, period. Maybe I`m just paranoid about safety and that kind of stuff, but there is no way you would be able to get me to use that wheelchair. I would only do it if my life (or a loved one`s life) was in danger, or to avoid being extremely embarrassed.
  71. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    February 18, 2008 at 12:27 pm
    :-O I want one!
    First I need to break both my legs.
  72. Profile photo of Afterthought
    Afterthought Female 18-29
    245 posts
    May 4, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    Kind of cheesy. Anyone seen Hannibal? The wheels on this thing are similar to the wheels of something he uses in there.

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