the chariot :: human vacuum cleaner or glorified segway

It's funny looking. Yet it's serious business and has the potential to enhance the quality of life for amputees and others who have difficulty standing. This week Exmovere Holdings is presenting a series of demonstrations of a self-balancing, hands free concept vehicle called the Chariot. The Chariot is a wearable, sensor-activated pod designed for use by amputees and others who have difficulty standing and unlike other self-balancing vehicles, the Exmovere Chariot is controlled by subtle movements of the lower torso and hips. Sensors inside the cocoon-like shell of the vehicle predict the intended motion of the wearer. The vehicle requires no manual dexterity, minimal physical effort and allows wearers to closely approach and reach objects. The upright form of the Chariot allows its wearer to make direct eye contact with others. The Chariot is battery powered and can travel up to 12 miles per hour. Read more about it at businesswire.I have a few questions, though. Like is it bagless, how often does it require a new filter and will it pick up dog hair? Other than that this contraption is JUST COOL!

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