The Cyberdyne 'HAL' suit comes as an impressive piece of equipment for improving lifting and walking capabilities without the need for handheld solutions. Worn on the body with supports at strategic points, the 'HAL' suit (which stands for Hybrid Assistive Limb) offers a physically challenged person a way to get around without the need for additional external aids like a wheelchair.
The increased level of innovation when it comes to products for the differently abled has created a way for them to maintain a lifestyle that is independent and focused more on what they can do rather than what they can't. Created by Tetsu Kataoka, the Cyberdyne 'HAL' suit identifies what we could see replacing traditional mobility aids in the very near future.
The 'HAL' recreates the user's movement and can understand feedback from the brain, recognizing if a movement needs more help or more flexibility.
Have a look at the video below to see the 'HAL' suit in action and to learn more about the exoskeleton-suit!