Cyberdyne - Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL): the world's first wearable cyborg


Cyberdyne Inc. was established in 2004, to disseminate the research result of Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai, University of Tsukuba. The company has commercialized the technology for practical medical use, and also continues a strong R&D system use patient user feedback to improve existing therapies and launch new products. HAL [Hybrid Assistive Limb] is the world‘s first wearable 'cyborg' exoskeleton solution, by which a wearer‘s physical functions can be improved, supported, enhanced and regenerated. When a person tries to move, the brain sends a signal to the muscle to command the movement. At that time, a very faint signal that reflects the wearer's intention to move appears on the skin's surface. Using its sensors attached to the skin's surface, HAL detects these bio-electrical signals to perform the desired movements with the wearer's voluntary commands. HAL has a wide range of applications, such as improving physical function in welfare and medical fields, heavy work support in other workplaces, and supporting recovery activities at disaster sites. The HAL solution and Cybernetic Therapy is used at the Abdul Latif Jameel Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in the treatment of spinal injury patients. The hospital is the official training center for the GCC region. Cyberdyne is represented by Abdul Latif Jameel Health in the GCC markets. Learn more: Contact us: Product Video

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