[nfb-talk] More Information On Walk Pro Posted

Karen Rose rosekm at earthlink.net
Fri May 12 23:42:50 UTC 2017

Hi – long time no talk. As for me – doing well working hard – 10 or 12 hour days seven days per week to pay for mortgage in California – LOL. Love it! However they want to give me two new knees and I cannot take time off to do such things. Smile. They want three months off per knee – and that would mean no more home – LOL. So no new knees for me – scooter or wheelchair instead so I can keep on keeping on working. Smile how about you? What are you up to these days? Karen

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> On May 12, 2017, at 4:38 PM, Buddy Brannan via nfb-talk <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Karen! Oh goodness, how in the world are you? 
> That's really my thought as well: this could be really great for blind folks who use wheelchairs or scooters. Certainly one can use a cane, but that has to be difficult. Hopefully I'll remember to tune in as well, as I'm out of town that day. 
> --
> Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA
> Phone: 814-860-3194 
> Mobile: 814-431-0962
> Email: buddy at brannan.name
>> On May 12, 2017, at 7:06 PM, Karen Rose via nfb-talk <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> I am very interested in this product and will definitely tuning into your show. I was born totally blind and I am now at age 65 moving from walking to using a scooter or power wheelchair due to arthritis. This kind of device could be very useful. Power chairs move faster than I could effectively use my cane especially in terms of locating curb ramps for the wheelchair. Karen
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On May 12, 2017, at 1:05 PM, Chris Nusbaum via nfb-talk <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> Buddy and Other Intrigued Listers:
>>> I have reached out to the developers of the WalkPro and have secured an
>>> interview with their sales manager on my Internet radio program this coming
>>> Tuesday, May 16. As usual, the interview will be live and callers are
>>> welcome. The show airs live from 8:00-10:00 PM on KJSC Radio
>>> (kjscradio.com), with the interview starting at 9:00 Eastern. I'll post a
>>> reminder to this and other lists as the time of the broadcast draws nearer.
>>> As a sidenote, I, like many of you, have always been skeptical about
>>> high-tech gadgets which purport to "replace" the good old white cane. Haptic
>>> shoes, bionic eyes, and the like have always turned me off a bit, interested
>>> in technology though I am. However, I've got to hand it to these guys.
>>> They're interested enough in reaching out to the blind community that they
>>> readily agreed to my offer of an interview, even after I told them we would
>>> invite callers to ask questions and express concerns. So I'm certainly
>>> willing to hear them out, and I hope many of you will tune in and
>>> participate in the conversation.

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