A cybernetic bodysuit developed by Cyberdyne Corp. and Daiwa House of Japan augments body movement and increases user strength by up to tenfold. The HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) suit uses pads placed on specific areas of the body to detect bioelectrical signals and move the suit accordingly. Cyberdyne expects the suit will help people with movement disabilities, augment strength for difficult industrial tasks, and find use in disaster rescue and entertainment applications.
The companies plan an annual production of 400 units and a market price of approximately $4,200 U.S. dollars.
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