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Hal by Cyberdyne
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HAL® [Hybrid Assistive Limb®] is the world‘s first cyborg-type robot, by which a wearer‘s bodily functions can be improved, supported and enhanced.

Wearing of HAL® leads to a fusion of “man”, “machine” and “information”. HAL® assists a physically challenged person to move and enables him or her to exert bigger motor energy than usual. HAL® is also considered as the system that accelerates a motor learning of cerebral nerves.

Major causes of lower limb disabilities are disorders of the cerebral and nervous muscular system. In those cases, the brain cannot use ordinary neural pathways and cannot order to move the legs.

HAL® Lower Limb Model is the only robotic remedial device that can teach the brain how to move the legs. HAL® moves as you intend. HAL®  moves the wearer’s legs in accordance with the wearer’s intention, “I want to walk.” or “I want to stand up.”, and enables timely feedback of the feelings, “I could walk.” or “I could stand up.”. Consequently, this accelerates the learning by the brain.

HAL® Lower Limb Model that sufficiently has adjustable elements to wearers’ various constitutions can fit to their leg lengths, hip widths and foot sizes in wide ranges. With its seamless adjustment mechanism, HAL® can embrace the wearer’s body.
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When a person moves the body, various signals are sent from the brain to muscles through nerves. HAL® for Medical Use - Lower Limb Model reads the wearer’s BES, accordingly compensates muscle power of lower limbs and assists him or her in walking, standing-up and sitting-down with his or her own legs.

With the freely detachable controller of HAL®, the operator can manipulate all the operations, such as start/stop of assistance, alteration of settings and confirmation of motion statuses, closely watching the move of the wearer. Tailor-made assistance for individual wearers makes training with HAL® for Medical Use - Lower Limb Model more effective.