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2009-10-01 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Think robots exist just in the movies? Think again. Cyberdyne, the Center of Aging Services Technology's (CAST) newest member, will showcase how its Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) can improve older people's quality of care and life at the American Association' of Homes and Services for the Aging's (AAHSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago. HAL is a wearable robotic suit that is designed to multiply a person's strength by reading...

2008-10-07 21:00:00

By YURI KAGEYAMA TSUKUBA, Japan - A robotic suit that reads brain signals and helps people with mobility problems will be available to rent in Japan for $2,200 a month starting Friday - an invention that may have far-reaching benefits for the disabled and elderly. HAL - short for "hybrid assistive limb" - is a computerized suit with sensors that read brain signals directing limb movement through the skin. The 22-pound battery-operated computer system is belted to the waist. It captures...

2008-10-07 18:00:08

Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--Cyberdyne Inc. and Daiwa House Industry Co. said Tuesday they will begin leasing a robotic suit that assists the disabled who wear it with basic movements such as walking, sitting and standing. The special suit was developed by Yoshiyuki Sankai, professor at the University of Tsukuba and Chief Executive Officer of Cyberdyne, the university's spin-off firm. The suit, called Hybrid Assistive Limb, or HAL, aids wearers by detecting electrical signals on the skin...

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2008-10-07 15:25:00

Japanese boffins from Tsukuba University have unveiled the most realistic robot suit to date with plans to distribute it on a mass scale on Friday. Built after a real five-year-old Japanese girl using flexible silicon skin, the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) suit has 50 sensors and a series of motors to help disabled people move better. The newly developed robogirl is named Repliee R-1. Its sensors and motors combine to help Repliee R-1 move like a human more than any robot ever created....

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2008-10-07 14:15:00

Starting Friday, a robotic suit that reads brain signals and helps people with mobility problems will be available to rent in Japan for $2,200 a month. The invention may prove to be a valuable asset for the disabled and elderly. HAL - short for "hybrid assistive limb" - is a computerized suit with sensors that read brain signals directing limb movement through the skin. Worn around the waist, the 22-pound battery-operated computer system captures the brain signals and relays them to...