April 12, 2009

HAL Suit Increases Strength

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This HAL does more than sing "Daisy." The Hybrid Assistive Limb suit comes from the teaming of Cyberdyne Corp. of Japan and Daiwa House. It was originally created for those with disabilities. The cybernetic clothing increases user strength up to 10 times normal and could also be utilized by those in farming and industrial occupations. Cyberdyne explains how it works:

"When a person attempts to move, nerve signals are sent from the brain to the muscles via motoneuron, moving the musculoskeletal system as a consequence. At this moment, very weak biosignals can be detected on the surface of the skin. HAL catches these signals through a sensor attached on the skin of the wearer. Based on the signals obtained, the power unit is controlled to wearer's daily activities."

At a price of about $4,200.00, it has a battery life of about 5 hours. Still in the works, HAL will soon be available to give us all a leg up.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 12, 2009 9:06 AM
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