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2009-02-26 13:00:00

Orlando, Fla., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted an advanced robotic exoskeleton designed to augment Soldiers' strength and endurance and prevent their premature fatigue. The Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC(TM)) exoskeleton, introduced at the Association of the United States' Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, FL, will meet future mobility and sustainment needs of Warfighters by providing strength and survivability. Under an exclusive licensing agreement...

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...

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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...

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2008-08-26 10:55:00

Many paralytic patients are getting the chance to walk again, thanks to a newly developed electronic exoskeleton. The so-called ReWalk device was developed by Amit Goffer, founder of Argo Medical Technologies, a small Israeli high-tech company. Goffer was paralyzed in 1997, but is unable to use his own invention because he doesn't have full function of his arms.ReWalk resembles a combination of the exoskeleton of a crustacean and the suit worn by comic hero Iron Man. It allows paraplegics to...

2007-02-08 17:15:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich."”A robotic exoskeleton controlled by the wearer's own nervous system could help users regain limb function, which is encouraging news for people with partial nervous system impairment, say University of Michigan researchers. The ankle exoskeleton developed at U-M was worn by healthy subjects to measure how the device affected ankle function. The U-M team has no plans to build a commercial exoskeleton, but their results suggest promising applications for rehabilitation...

2005-07-21 07:17:20

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - They won't be leaping tall buildings in a single bound, but Japan's growing number of elderly may someday have a new lease on life that allows them to care for themselves -- and maybe even pump a little iron. As the country's population ages rapidly and its workforce shrinks, care workers may be hard to come by, so researchers are trying to develop the ultimate personal care givers: robots. "Unlike the United States or Europe, Japan is reluctant to...


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