WheeMe away with Bot personal massagers

by Shalu Pillai

There’s nothing like a massage to unwind after a long day at work. And for those looking to treat themselves every evening, the new ‘WheeMe’ robotic massager can now roll over your body without falling off, providing a relaxing massage without any awkward conversation. WheeMe is a palm size robot that gently massages and relaxes muscles as it moves slowly across your body. The bot works best on the body’s horizontal surfaces and is specifically designed for use on the back, while the user lies face-down. Its unique sensor technology allows the WheeMe to automatically and silently steer itself over your body without falling off or losing its grip. Watch how it halts as soon as it travels too far across the torso.

As the robot rolls around, nylon “fingerettes” massage your body, which should appeal to those who find full-size fingers grotesquely large. At 0.73 pounds, the bot does not provide a deep tissue massage but manufacturer DreamBots promises “a delightful sense of bodily pleasure.”
The WheeMe is expected to make its debut in January 2011, but you can pre-order these little massage wonders now.

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