Following Japan and the European Union, the US Food and Drug Administration issued Cyberdyne permission to begin selling the medical exoskeleton of the lower limbs, designed to support people with impaired musculoskeletal system
How it works
Designed in Japan, the exoskeleton HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb), is a sensor-studded belt with fasteners to the user's feet. Sensors respond to bioelectric impulses sent by the brain, which cause the device to operate. HAL can be adjusted at any rate of walking, taking a part of the motor loads to itself and, if necessary, correcting the movement of the lower limbs. In addition, there are several walking regimes, with different load on the carrier, which will help at different stages of rehabilitation. At the moment, more than 10,000 such devices have been sold to medical institutions.
Incidentally, Cyberdyne Inc is also the name of the mega-corporation that created SkyNet in the movie franchise "Terminator", but the real Cyberdyne was founded much later than the release of the first part of the film.