A Robot Suit to Aid the Physically Challenged and Elderly

The advances in technology are truly amazing. Researchers and designers in Japan have come out with a”robot suit” to help those who have  difficulties moving. Recently the suit was given a global safety certificate in Japan which means that it is one step closer to worldwide distribution.

“The Hybrid Assistive Limb, or HAL, is a power-assisted pair of legs developed by Japanese robot maker Cyberdyne, which has also developed similar robot arms.”

The suit is a combination of metal and plastic that detects muscle impulses that will anticipate the body movements of the user.  Currently the suit is being leased in areas near Tokyo.

 

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**Note the name of the company is Cyberdyne. Makes one thing of Terminator, “I’ll be back” as Arnold said in the movie. Second note, the name of the robot is “HAL” not to be confused with HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey.