Friday, January 30, 2009

Comment from a reader

I don't know if this is of help, but CTS formed a company called Next Mobility, who repackaged and upgraded the iGlide, and now sell it under the name of the Tailwind.

There is some info here about it:

I wonder if they will take on the iBot as well?


Thanks Simon. I certainly hope someone will take on the iBOT.


Mark Felling said...

I've been wondering if Next Mobility will pick up the iBot also!? I was seriously thinking of getting an iBot and planning to do so sometime in the next year or two. I had a great time meeting with Dean Kamen and talking to him about Nuero-prosthetic implants , controls, and implications with the one in my chest for my hand. I tested out the new 4000 model when it first came out and had been waiting for what I was told was a model coming in the year two that would have tilt-in-space capabilities.

I'm really wondering how you found a used one? I'm thinking that's going to be my only option now sought going to start looking.

Mark Felling
President, GimpGear by Broadened Horizons Inc.
Quadriplegic Engineer, Inventor, MBA

Shannon said...

Hi Mark,

I got mine from an online connection. I won't give details because the seller doesn't want me to. I do know that at least one has sold on eBay though. I believe it sold for around $12,000 - $15,000. I'm sure they'll come up on eBay every once in a while. It'll be interesting to see what they sell for now that they are no longer available. You might want to call IT as they might have some ideas. I would think they have a bunch of demos. I don't know if they can sell them, but it would be nice if they could instead of hundreds of them sitting in some warehouse not being used. Good luck! If I ever hear of one for sale, I will post about it here on this blog.