Japanese medical robotic suit certified in Europe
Yoshiyuki Sankai, a University of Tsukuba professor and president of Cyberdyne Inc., left, demonstrates the “Robot Suit HAL” in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Aug. 5. (Shiro Nishihata)
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--A robotic suit designed for the rehabilitation of patients having difficulty walking due to stroke and spinal cord damage has been certified in...
Tsukuba University: Robot suit improves walking speed in 90% of...
The HAL robot suit helps a person walk. (Tomoyuki Yamamoto)
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture—Ninety percent of patients who cannot walk properly because of strokes or spinal cord injuries were more mobile after undergoing a rehabilitation...
Hospitals to test robot suit to help patients walk
A patient tries walking while wearing Robot Suit HAL in Niigata National Hospital in Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture. (Provided by Takashi Nakajima, a medical doctor at the hospital)
Ten Japanese hospitals in March will conduct the world’s first clinical tests of a cyborg-type suit designed for the rehabilitation of patients suffering from intractable...
For the ultimate in TLC, how about a robot?
Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai demonstrates the HAL robot suit in Kyoto in 2007. (Shinobu Igasaki)
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