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The HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb)

The Robot Suit HAL is a device that is mainly used in rehabilitation clinics in Japan. The suit works by reading the bioelectrical signals sent from the brain to the muscles and moving the appropriate the limb. This version of the suit is only for the legs and is almost exclusively used to rehabilitate injuries and assist the disabled. There are full sized suits available that are used for both medical and labor applications. Subjects assisted by the suit have been able to lift up to 330 lbs (150 kg) with easy.

The HALFigure 4: The HAL

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