HAL is manufacturered byCyberdyne
A powered robotic suit that responds to nerve signals to the legs.
The suit itself weighs 10 kg
A lightweight frame with straps is connected to the body Electric motors act as artificial muscles
The strength of the exoskeleton can be set
The pack contains a bag with a computer and Wi-Fi card for sending data on the operation to a remote PC
Cyberdyne has been busy carrying out several tests in Japan, so is its equipment leases to hospitals and clinics for about U.S. $ 1500 per month. The user only needs to "think" of moving his or her feet - the suit does the rest. That's because the brains send signals to the muscles of the legs and the sensors detect this.
9-3-2011 New update Hal-5
Cyberdyne has now modified the suit so that it can detect signals coming from extremely weak muscles, too. According to a report in Japan’s biggest business daily The Nikkei, Cyberdyne plans to start clinical trials of the new robot suit in 2012.