An Objectivist friend of mine in California has a disabled child and they got her an iBot wheelchair more than a year ago. While watching So You Think You Can Dance the other night, I noticed one of the contestant's mother has one. I told Santiago, my husband, about it, but couldn't find the demonstration video online anymore. I sent my California friend a message via Facebook to see if he had the link.
He told me,
Because of certain FDA certifications / ratings relating to safety, we cannot sell and distribute the iBOT with a prescription and user training. We really wish we could sell them to roboticists, but unfortunately, that would result in loosing the very costly certification.