ABC News’ C. Michael Kim and David Miller Report:
The Rydis H1004 II is not just an air purifier or an R2D2 impersonator (though it looks a bit like one). It’s a safety system for the elderly or anyone requiring special care. It features an injury detection wristband that can detect a physical injury to the user, monitor their condition, and call for help.
The robot purifier, which was a CES 2011 Innovation Award Honoree, can also sync to your smartphone, allowing users to control the robot and monitor the purity of the air in their homes. It is being offered first in South Korea, and should arrive in the U.S. later in the year.
But is it worth $1,000? Consumers will decide.
(Video production: C. Michael Kim and Justin Bare)