Heavy-lifting cyborg-like device gives a helping hand to workers
Cyberdyne Inc. staff members demonstrate the new HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) device, which helps users carry heavy loads, at the company's headquarters in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Sept. 30. (Jun Ueda)
A robotics venture outside Tokyo unveiled a cyborg-like device that it says carries a fair share of the load borne by construction workers.
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)
Who would you prefer to care for you in your old age?
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