HAL – Lower Limb Model for Medical Use and Living Support is the flagship product of the Japanese exoskeleton company CYBERDYNE.
CYBERDYNE is one of the oldest and the largest dedicated exoskeleton companies.
HAL to be used with patients with musculoskeletal ambulation disability:
Spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, brain and neuromuscular system disease, etc…
Powered hip-knee but extends fully to the ground.
Bio-electrical signal control.
Detachable controller for physiotherapists.
What HAL changes is the brain map
Major causes of lower limb disabilities are disorders of the cerebral and nervous muscular system. In those cases, the brain cannot use ordinary neural pathways and cannot order to move the legs.HAL for Medical Use - Lower Limb Model moves the wearer’s legs in accordance with the wearer’s intention, “I want to walk.” or “I want to stand up.”, and enables timely feedback of the feelings, “I could walk.” or “I could stand up.”. Consequently, this accelerates the learning by the brain.
HAL for Medical Use - Lower Limb Model is the only robotic remedial device that can teach the brain how to move the legs. HAL for Medical Use - Lower Limb Model is applicable as a medical device in EU to patients of Musculoskeletal Ambulation Disability Symptom Complex, who suffer from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, cerebrovascular diseases, diseases of the brain and neuromuscular system, etc.
For persons of various body sizes
HAL for Medical Use - Lower Limb Model that sufficiently has adjustable elements to wearers’ various constitutions can fit to their leg lengths, hip widths and foot sizes in wide ranges. With its seamless adjustment mechanism, HAL can embrace the wearer’s body.
HAL moves as you intend
When a person moves the body, various signals are sent from the brain to muscles through nerves. Those Signals leak on the skin surface as “bio-electric signals ”. HAL for Medical Use - Lower Limb Model reads the wearer’s BES, accordingly compensates muscle power of lower limbs and assists him or her in walking, standing-up and sitting-down with his or her own legs.
Close to you whith you
With the freely detachable controller of HAL, the operator can manipulate all the operations, such as start/stop of assistance, alteration of settings and confirmation of motion statuses, closely watching the move of the wearer. Tailor-made assistance for individual wearers makes training with HAL for Medical Use - Lower Limb Model more effective.