The invention of the Cyborg-type Robot – HAL, (Japanese Patent) was awarded the Invention of 21st Century Award by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation in 2009.
Hybrid Assistive Limb [HAL] – is the world‘s first technology that improves, supports, enhances, and regenerates the wearer’s physical functions according to the wearer’s intentions.
Uses of Cyberdyne – HAL:
HAL – The wearable cyborg, lets the user control the body movements with their mind. The artificial limb would use a setting similar to an electroencephalogram to connect the message from the patient’s brain to the nerves under the skin and interpret those messages as its orders.
HAL not only helps you move but reads your intention, allowing natural movement with motor assistance and easing the pressure on the lumbar disk. The motor torque can be controlled with the wearer’s thoughts through bioelectric signal sensing technology. HAL can be utilized for a variety of purposes. It assists individuals suffering from lower back pain due to injury, aging, or labour-intensive jobs by reducing musculoskeletal stress. This process, over time, revives the nerves responsible for voluntary gestures. Eventually, the nerves are strong enough for the patients to be able to walk again on their own.
Treatment to Improve and Regenerate Wearer’s Function:
HAL detects “bio-electrical signals” to perform the desired movements with the wearer’s voluntary commands, thereby improving the physical function of the limbs.
When a person tries to move their body, nerve signals are transmitted from the brain to the muscles via motor neurons, causing the musculoskeletal system, including joints, to move. Just before the body movement, faint “bio-electrical signals” that reflect a person’s intention leak out to the skin’s surface. HAL can read this signal and control the power unit to assist joint movement in unison with the person. By using HAL, which utilizes the bio-electrical signal that reflects the wearers’ intended motion, interactive biofeedback is promoted in and outside of the body between HAL, brain, nervous system, and muscular system.
Cyberdyne Treatment is based on this interactive bio-feedback theory. The effect of this treatment method to promote functions of the lower limb, upper limb, and body trunk is being reported through clinical application.
Rehabilitation with HAL:
Rehabilitation robots in physical therapy are effective as they greatly increase the number of times patients perform a given exercise. This is important because repetition is key to increased physical function.
Rehabilitation robots help therapists ensure that exercises are performed properly. They often help to support the patient’s body weight so that patients can participate for longer periods before tiring. They measure improvements and they provide objective reporting and assessment.
An environment full of motivating stimuli comes from Rehabilitation robots in physical therapy
Our Patient Testimonial:
“I feel more mobile than ever since Cyberdyne Treatment! Today is my last day walking with Cyberdyne HAL at Brooks Rehabilitation. I have made big clinical improvements compared to when I first started. Thanks for getting me more confident to be on my feet, with more physical strength and stamina. I have been impacted and blessed by this whole experience.” – ‘Says Samantha’
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