October 22, 2008

Rent-A-Walking-Suit

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Those who live in Japan who have mobility issues will soon be able to rent a computerized suit that reads signals from the brain and helps them to walk. The garment is powered by a 10kg battery operated computer system which is attached at the waist. HAL, short for Hybrid Assistive Limb, comes in three sizes and can be leased for ¥220,000 ($2,200.00) a month. A one-legged version will be available for a ¥150,000 ($1,500.00) per month fee.

Via Fareast Gizmos

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 22, 2008 9:08 PM
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