VIDEO: THE 'TERMINATOR' EXOSKELETON IS NOW FDA APPROVEDDate: 2018-01-29
Those familiar with the Terminator series will remember a little well-known company called Cyberdyne.
They stumbled upon some terminator parts and from that become a major contractor for the US military, replacing human beings as commercial and military aircraft pilots.
The latest news is that the company has become a real thing, kind of. The Japanese Robotics company that just so happens to have the same name has received FDA (united states food and drug administration) approval.
Cyberdyne is responsible for the Cyberdyne HAL, which they call "the world's first robotic medical device". HAL is short for Hybrid Assistive Limb and compromises of an exoskeleton which enhances users' strength and stability. It is basically a Terminator bodysuit, for the lower torso that also features sensors that attach to the users' legs. These sensors detect bioelectric signals sent from the brain to the muscles, which then triggers the exoskeleton to move.
The device combines autonomous control and voluntary to aid with rehabilitation process for people that are unable to walk. The nervous system of the individual controls the technology rather than the control of other similar systems. The Cyberdyne HAL takes on the movement of the individual and magnifies it whilst supporting the user at the same time.
You can learn more about the Cyberdyne HAL exoskeleton in the video below