Solving the Last Mile Problem with Assistive Walking Technologies


Cars were a great replacement for horses and carts at the beginning of the 19th century. But today cars are number 1 cause of death for citizens who suffer from pollution and reduced health as a result of sedentary lifestyle.

Perhaps the next step in the evolution of urban transportation is not better cars, but powered and assisted natural walking and running. Imagine a world where you would run instead of drive within cities. A world where healthy mobility solutions supplied by green and renewable energies solve the first/last mile problem.

With the advent of assistive walking devices such as exoskeletons, the end of cars in an urban context might be coming from an unexpected angle. Perhaps in the near future, citizens will arrive at metro or bus stations and continue their journey in available walking devices while benefiting from natural assisted body movements. At the end of their journey, the devices might be plugged into sharing stations for a renewable energy charge or battery swap.

We invite relevant stakeholders, government agencies, corporations and citizen innovators to join us in the exploration of a more natural urban mobility. How could private or a publicly shared mobility devices based on exoskeletons or other walking technologies which mimic human gait solve the last mile problem and allow more natural urban mobility? What kind of infrastructure for running or walking or for recharging or swapping batteries would be required?

Get in touch with us to kickstart green urban mobility.

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