Honda is phasing some of its robotics technology into other worthwhile endeavors, namely an experimental walking assist device for disabled individuals. Honda's Fundamental Technology Research Center will be showcasing the device at the International Trade Fair on Barrier Free Equipments & Rehabilitation for the Elderly & the Disabled, which will be held at Intex Osaka, Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27, 2008.
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/04/22/h...erly-disabled/

The device only assists those who are still capable of walking on their own, but lack the strength or coordination to cover distance. Still pretty awesome in my opinion, and could help many of those here with incomplete injuries.