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Powered Exoskeleton Unveiled by Cyberdyne

Mon, 04/13/2009 - 5:53am

Editor's note: This is a very cool development, but somebody in this company's marketing department is a big Science Fiction fan. I'm not too thrilled with the names they used, as neither are good omens. On the tech side, hasn't DARPA or some other military research organization been looking into powered suit tech for quite some time?

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.

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