Cyberdyne Inc. and Cyberdyne Care Robotics is a Japanese-based company focused on developing and manufacturing robotic exoskeletons and assistive devices to enhance the mobility and quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities or impairments. The company was founded in 2004 by Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai, a professor at the University of Tsukuba.
Cyberdyne's HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) devices are robotic exoskeletons designed to assist individuals with physical disabilities or impairments. Here are some key points about Cyberdyne's HAL devices:
HAL devices have been utilized in various medical settings, including rehabilitation centers and hospitals. It is commonly used by individuals with spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders, or other conditions that affect mobility. HAL can help users regain or enhance their mobility and potentially improve their muscle strength and overall physical well-being.
HAL devices are designed with safety features in mind. The HAL Devices are intended to closely synchronize with the user's movements and provide assistance without exerting excessive force. The level of support and assistance can be adjusted according to individual needs and capabilities.
Research and Development: Cyberdyne continues to invest in research and development to improve and expand the capabilities of HAL. The company collaborates with medical institutions and researchers to conduct studies and trials to assess the effectiveness and potential applications of their technology.
Cyberdyne's flagship product is called HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) Lower Limb, which is a powered exoskeleton that supports and amplifies a person's movements. HAL Lower Limb is designed to be worn by individuals with spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders, and more, to help assist them in walking, standing, and performing various tasks. The exoskeleton detects bioelectric signals transmitted from the wearer's muscles, enabling it to respond and provide the necessary assistance.