HAL® is a robotic medical device for people who have disorders in the lower limb and people whose legs are weakening. HAL moves the wearer’s legs in accordance with the wearer’s intention, “I want to walk.” or “I want to stand up.”, and enables timely feedback of the feelings, “I could walk.” or “I could stand up.” Consequently, this accelerates the learning by the brain. The Robot Suit® assists the wearer to walk, stand up and sit down by himself or herself.
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CYBERDYNE Inc. is a venture firm which is established by Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai, University of Tsukuba, Japan, in order to materialize his idea to utilize Robot Suit HAL® for the benefits of humankind in the field of medicine, caregiving, welfare, labor, heavy works, entertainment and so on. Robot Suit HAL® was developed with the technologies created in Sankai Laboratory of Tsukuba University as an application of “Cybernics*” advocated by Prof. Sankai.