Honda Rearview Report: November 9 - November 15, 2013

"After announcing that we were bringing the Honda Walking Assist Device to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for research with adults who are trying to recover from stroke, I was overwhelmed by the number of co-workers who reached out to express their pride in Honda's work and to share with me their touching experiences, and the experiences of their family members, full of the hopefulness that this work could lead to a meaningful improvement in the lives of people who have been affected by stroke.

I'm very lucky to be involved with this project. As an engineer, one of the real joys of working at Honda is not just that we excel in the development of advanced technology, but that we focus it on the needs of people. As a mobility company, Honda envisions a world where all people can experience the joy and freedom of personal mobility.

We know that up to 80 percent of people who survive strokes experience problems with walking. Through the development of ASIMO, our advanced humanoid robot, Honda has amassed a great deal of research on human walking. We are committed to leveraging this research to improve people's lives."

Ryan Harty
US Project Manager for the Walking Assist Device trials at RIC
Manager of the Environmental Business Development Office
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.


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