A Perfect Use For The Segway?

The New York Times reports that Segway is increasingly popular with people who are mobility-impaired.
October 16, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Segway... is not approved (or marketed) for use as a medical device. And it has drawn opposition and even legislation in some cities over concern that its use on sidewalks endangers pedestrians. But that has not deterred disabled riders willing to pay $3,000 or more - a cost not usually covered by medical insurance... Disabled Segway riders cite health benefits like improved digestion and circulation. While their overall energy might not improve, some say they can now concentrate their efforts on things other than struggling to walk."

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Published on Friday, October 15, 2004 in The New York Times
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