Photos: Cyberdyne Hal robotic exoskeleton to help paralyzed

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Battery powered limbs - Cyberdyne Hal robotic exoskeleton to help paralyzed

Source:  Rex Features

Battery powered limbs - Cyberdyne Hal robotic exoskeleton to help paralyzed

The HAL suit includes a 22-pound battery worn on the waist to power the leg braces, enabling the wearer to climb stairs and walk for long distances.

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Can it do all movements like dance and boxing
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An impressive technical advance. I suspect there will be natural resistance to wearing a 50+ pound exoskeleton, but it means standing, walking, moving for people who can no longer manage that on their own.

It's worth keeping in mind that the first "practical" exoskeleton weighed 1500 pounds. The first hard drive held 5MB of data, cost $10,000 a megabyte, and was as big as two
refrigerators. Time and demand give rise to ever-cheaper, ever-more-practical inventions.
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Note that these devices can also be used for data gathering to help in medical studies. Another possible advancement is a "remote walking suite" to use in life-threatening environments.
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Interesting article.. Now I'm having Terminator flashbacks....
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