December 20, 2010

HAL Assists the Infirm


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ReWalk will soon be on the market and other companies seems to have the same idea. Japan's Cyberdyne has produced an exoskeleton device called the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL, natch.) It anticipates the user's movements with sensors in a similar manner as ReWalk. HAL can be used to assist health and construction workers and firefighters, and is available for a rental fee of ~$1,600-1,800 per month.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at December 20, 2010 9:20 AM
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