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Japan recognizes Cyberdyne’s robotic suit as medical device


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First robotics device ever to secure such status in Japan

Approved for diseases including spinal muscular atrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Opens up possibilities for users to obtain it on their public health insurance.

Sankai produced the first HAL prototype in 1997.

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Robotics and technology company producing exoskeleton suits

HAL - Hybrid Assistive Limb

Lower-body exoskeleton made by Japanese company.

Yoshiyuki Sankai

CEO and President at Cyberdyne.

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