[NetBehaviour] HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) Cybernetic Suit.

dj lotu5 lotu5 at resist.ca
Mon Apr 13 21:39:47 CEST 2009

do you think this is real? it says they're not shipping yet, and the 
image looks 3d rendered, and the name, cyberdyne systems, isn't that 
from the terminator movies?

marc garrett wrote:
> HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) Cybernetic Suit.
> Cyberdyne Corporation of Japan, in conjunction with Daiwa House, has 
> begun mass production of a cybernetic bodysuit that augments body 
> movement and increases user strength by up to tenfold.
> The HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) suit works by detecting faint 
> bioelectrical signals using pads placed on specific areas of the body. 
> The pads move the HAL suit accordingly. The Cyberdyne website explains: 
> "When a person attempts to move, nerve signals are sent from the brain 
> to the muscles via motoneuron, moving the musculoskeletal system as a 
> consequence. At this moment, very weak biosignals can be detected on the 
> surface of the skin. HAL catches these signals through a sensor attached 
> on the skin of the wearer. Based on the signals obtained, the power unit 
> is controlled to wearer's daily activities."
> more...
> http://www.hplusmagazine.com/articles/robotics/i-am-ironman
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