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HAL - Hybrid Assistive Limb

Lower-body exoskeleton made by Japanese company.

HAL® [Hybrid Assistive Limb®] is the world‘s first*1 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.

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See also: Company CYBERDYNE - Robotics and technology company producing exoskeleton suits

HAL - Hybrid Assistive Limb News

Cyberdyne's Exoskeleton Receives FDA Approval

IEEE Spectrum - 23-Jan-2018

FDA has approved lower-body exoskeleton through licensed medical facilities. HAL (Hybrid Assisti...


Japan recognizes Cyberdyne’s robotic suit as medical device

Japan Times - 26-Nov-2015

First robotics device ever to secure such status in Japan Approved for diseases including spinal...