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Cyberdyne’s HAL Robot Suit Begins Hospital Trials
The HAL suit augments muscle movement to empower the elderly, injured and immobile
By Robotics Trends' News Sources - Filed Feb 14, 2013

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While climbing mountains and helping disabled tourists are fine pursuits, Cyberdyne's HAL robot suit has found an even nobler occupation: helping patients rehabilitate from debilitating nerve and muscle illnesses.

Cyberdyne has been developing and testing its HAL suit and various other exoskeleton technology for the service and health care industries for several years now. Straigh from the mind of Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai these technologies are built to solve real-world mobility issues, one human at a time. Finally, this important robotic technology gets its day in the sun, and moves closer to becoming a standard for rehabilitative care in hospitals worldwide.

According to The Asahi Shimbun, ten hospitals in Japan will start the first clinical trials of the lower-body suit version we saw last year, designed expressly for use by health care professionals.

It works by detecting weak bio-electrical signals from patients' muscles which drive small motors and power units, and will be tested on 30 adults to see if it can help them re-learn to walk.

Cyberdyne recently made Robotics Business Review's RBR50 list of companies to watch. Read more about their technology here


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