A robot venture from Japan called Cyberdyne (yes, just like the evil corporation in the Terminator movies) has developed a futuristic exoskeleton HAL-5, a wearable robotic suit that helps paralyzed persons walk and lift heavy objects.
When a person attempts to walk, for instance, the brain sends electrical impulses to muscles. when they arrive at muscles, faint bio-electrical signals appear on skin surfaces. “HAL”‘s system works as described below.
- the bio-electrical sensors attached to the skin read the signals
- the computer immediately analyzes how much power the wearer intends to generate
- calculates the adequate amount of power assist and command power units
- power units generate torque and put limbs into action.
Um, they need a sexier model. This guys not working for me.