In summary, the expo was divided up into 6 sections, showcasing innovations from household items like spoons and forks to iron man suits either for caregivers to lift heavy loads or for the paraplegic to ambulate. The types and designs of motorised wheelchairs and walkers are mind boggling, as well the the hospitals beds designs and the toileting/bathing equipment.
One of the most interesting new innovation is from Panasonic XPN-S10601 hospital bed, retailing at around US$8500 starting next year only in Japan market. It is both a hospital bed and a wheelchair, and completely obliterate the need to transfer patient from bed to chair! The design is sleek and the usage is both practical and simple.
But not all innovations are from Japan, one of these innovations which I thought was simply brilliant in design and function!- is an attachment piece for any normal wheelchair to convert it to be bench press propelling mechanism! Here is their website: http://www.nu-drive.com/
I am still in the midst of digesting some of the innovations and designs from the brochures I brought back. Those interested can always attend next year's event!