Hands-free Mobility Device Steered by Shifting Body Weight

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Living in the Future with Honda Mobility

Conventional wheelchairs and electric mobility devices require the use of hands to operate, but the UNI-ONE is a mobility device the user can steer and go in the intended direction by simply shifting body weight. As the users can keep both hands free, and thus perform certain tasks while moving, the UNI-ONE expands the varied potential of people.

In addition, the seat can be elevated or lowered, enabling the user to work and move around while maintaining eye contact with people around them. The user can elevate the seat when interacting with people who are standing and lower it when interacting with people who are seated or small children. Such changes in eye level and posture and the ability to use both hands enable the user to enjoy communicating with others more freely.