Somebot to Catch Me When I Fall

Catastrophe Assistance Telephone System (CATS): "Hello, LifeAlert"
Infirmed patient: "I've fallen and the robot won't pick me up!"
CATS: "You have no chance to survive make your time. "
Infirmed: "What you say !!"
CATS: "All your base are belong to us."
CATS: "You are on the way to destruction. "
CATS: "Ha Ha Ha Ha .... "

In a great step for physical therapy workers, Chicago PT has developed the KineAssist, a robot which can follow a tethered patient as he or she walks and performs various exercises on the road to recovery.

Luckily they've programmed a failsafe in to the device. In case it doesn't catch you, just sing to it, and it will pick you up ... honest.

Thanks to Psychology Today

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