Sunday, January 7, 2007
Two days ago, I posted:
"Kamen has also invented a compressed air
powered device which would launch a human
into the air in order to quickly launch SWAT
teams or other emergency workers to the roofs
of tall, inaccessible buildings."
Er, at least that's according to Wikipedia. I
searched and searched for more information
about this today and I found nothing.
This "compressed air powered device" sounds
unreal, and unsafe. I probably would have
thought the same thing about the iBOT if 1o
years ago I had read that there was a new
wheelchair that balances on two wheels and
climbs stairs. The very first time I heard
about the iBOT, it was on TV, and so I also
saw it. Even seeing it was hard to believe.
Remember that show "That's Incredible!"?
Once when I was a kid and I was watching
the show there was a story about a person
who was paralyzed. One day this person was
struck by lightning and then suddenly they
could walk. For a long time after that show,
I wanted to go sit out in the yard during
storms, but I never did it because I was
afraid my parents would commit me.
I'm probably not making much sense, but I'm
tired and cranky, so there.