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    Survey to Ibot users - Univerity Of Applied Sciences - Germany

    Hello,


    I hope in these Forum are some Ibot users, who can help me.


    I´m a student of industrial design in Darmstadt germany (University Of Applied Sciences/ Faculty Of Design - www.fbg.h-da.de).
    For an report I have to conduct an survey to the Ibot wheelchair.

    So now I hope you can spend a minute to fill up my survay to the Ibot wheelchair.
    To affirm an answer please set an x ahead the answer.
    Or write it down: Question 1 - Answer 3, Question 2 - Answer 4 and so on...


    Ibot Survey



    Question 1:

    Wich of the following words would you associate with your feelings, if you saw the Ibot (with all these new functions) at the first time? Only one answer affirm possible.

    1. Scinece Fiction
    2. Future
    3. Roboter
    4. High-tech whelchair
    5. Some one else (please write down)





    Question 2:

    How important is the design for you on an wheelchair like the Ibot? Only one affirm possible.

    1.The design is totaly careless, the function stands on top.
    2.The design like the Ibot is totaly acceptable for me.
    3.The design could be better.
    4.The design is very boring and unitarily.


    Qustion 3:

    If you go with the Ibot in the balance mode. In your opinion, how would you perceive from other people. Only one affirm possible.

    1.Other people would me never perceive as an wheelchair user (because similar eye level).
    2.People could forget sometimes, that I´m an wheelchair user (because similar eye level).
    3.People perceive me as an classic wheelchair user.



    Question 4.

    How far does your mobility advanced with the Ibot in contrast to your mobility with an normal wheelchair? Only one affirm possible.

    1.Extrem advance, 100% independence.
    2.Good advance, nearly no dependent on help.
    3.Minimum advance.
    4.No advance in contast to normal wheelchairs.

    If you affirm on 4. Please write down in wich problem-situation the Ibot can´t help you out?




    Question 5:

    How fast did you learned the handling of the ibot functions? Only one affirm possible.

    1.Fast, the ibot is very intuitive.
    2.It takes a while, but now theres is no problem with the handling.
    3.The handling with the new function is very difficult to learn.


    Question 6:

    In your opinion, wich function of the Ibot is the best? Four affirms possible.

    1.Balance-Function.
    2.Stair climbing function.
    3.Four wheel function, for rough terrain.
    4.Remote Function


    Question 7:

    The Ibot costs about 26.000 Dollars. On wich price the Ibot where to expensive to you? Only one affirm possible.

    1.Above 30.000 Dollars
    2.Above 35.000 Dollars
    3.Above 40.000 Dollars
    4.Above 45.000 Dollars


    Question 8:

    Wich of the following functions does you use at least? Only one affirm possible.

    1.Balance-Function.
    2.Stair climbing function.
    3.Four wheel function, for rough terrain.
    4.Remote Function


    So I hope you can understand all questions with my humble english abilitys.
    If anyone not, ask me...

    In addition, if you know other Ibot useres, those I can send my survey please let me know. For my Ibot survey I have to consult 5-10 persons.

    About the internet it is very difficult to find out Adresses.


    Thank you for your time, and Merry Christmas.


    Regards

    Daniel Dürr

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    This topic will be seen by the most relevant people in the Equipment Forum and so I am moving it there. Also, if you have a specific question to ask, I can add a poll for you. Wise.

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    Question 1:

    Wich of the following words would you associate with your feelings, if you saw the Ibot (with all these new functions) at the first time? Only one answer affirm possible.

    1. Scinece Fiction
    2. Future
    3. Roboter
    [4. High-tech wheelchair]
    5. Some one else (please write down)





    Question 2:

    How important is the design for you on an wheelchair like the Ibot? Only one affirm possible.

    1.The design is totaly careless, the function stands on top.
    2.The design like the Ibot is totaly acceptable for me.
    [3.The design could be better.]
    4.The design is very boring and unitarily.


    Qustion 3:

    If you go with the Ibot in the balance mode. In your opinion, how would you perceive from other people. Only one affirm possible.

    1.Other people would me never perceive as an wheelchair user (because similar eye level).
    [2.People could forget sometimes, that I´m an wheelchair user (because similar eye level).]
    3.People perceive me as an classic wheelchair user.



    Question 4.

    How far does your mobility advanced with the Ibot in contrast to your mobility with an normal wheelchair? Only one affirm possible.

    1.Extrem advance, 100% independence.
    2.Good advance, nearly no dependent on help.
    [3.Minimum advance.]
    4.No advance in contast to normal wheelchairs.

    If you affirm on 4. Please write down in wich problem-situation the Ibot can´t help you out?




    Question 5:

    How fast did you learned the handling of the ibot functions? Only one affirm possible.

    1.Fast, the ibot is very intuitive.
    [2.It takes a while, but now theres is no problem with the handling.]
    3.The handling with the new function is very difficult to learn.


    Question 6:

    In your opinion, wich function of the Ibot is the best? Four affirms possible.

    [1.Balance-Function.]
    2.Stair climbing function.
    3.Four wheel function, for rough terrain.
    4.Remote Function


    Question 7:

    The Ibot costs about 26.000 Dollars. On wich price the Ibot where to expensive to you? Only one affirm possible.

    1.Above 30.000 Dollars
    2.Above 35.000 Dollars
    3.Above 40.000 Dollars
    4.Above 45.000 Dollars

    [over $12,000]
    Question 8:

    Wich of the following functions does you use at least? Only one affirm possible.

    1.Balance-Function.
    2.Stair climbing function.
    3.Four wheel function, for rough terrain.
    [4.Remote Function]

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    @Wise Young
    oh thanks, yes retrospectively a poll were better
    but for now, I think that thread is already enough for my report...

    hope some ibot useres still report in here...

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    Daniel

    Just something to let you know I have an iGlide and just got a letter that the company Independence Technology is ceasing sales and marketing of the iBOT Mobility System in January 2009. They will honor all warranties and service all chairs including the iGlide as long as long as parts are available as well.

    Stevie P

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    @StevieP
    yes I know, independence technology closed the homepage already in december... a great pity!

    To all who have answered me here or per mail:
    Thanks a lot. My report is now over...

    Regards

    Daniel D.

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