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    IBOT Wheelchair Mobility Device is Better than the Segway

    Chris Pirillo

    by Chris Pirillo

    209 views Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Michael Kaplan, a fellow geek and owner of the iBOT by Independence Technology (a division of Johnson & Johnson).

    The iBOT is an extremely versatile and stable wheelchair that can actually stand on two wheels. In 2006, the iBOT retailed for $26,100 with a required prescription. New models are no longer being manufactured and support is expected to end in 2014.

    While its name might give you the impression that it's the next big Apple product, the iBOT was actually developed by Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway. While they both share a common trait allowing humans to travel on two wheels, this is where their similarities really end.

    Michael Kaplan can be found on his Twitter account at: