HAL [Hybrid Assistive Limb] is the world‘s first technology that supports, enhances, and regenerates the wearer’s physical functions according to the wearer’s intentions. Because of this feature, it is called “Wearable Cyborg”.
Uses of ‘HAL’
The functional regeneration technology using HAL is an innovative treatment technology that enables the improvement of human brain-nerve-musculoskeletal functions by activating the body’s self-healing ability that humans are naturally in possession of.
The slightest movement in a person’s body can cause nerve signals to be transmitted from the brain to the muscles. This can cause the entire musculoskeletal system to move as light “bio-electrical signals” leak out to the skin’s surface.
A condition has to be fulfilled before a patient is dressed in the HAL. Because the HAL is just a conversion device, it needs the body of the patient to offer sufficient electrical signals, which means the nerves connecting the legs of the patient to the brain must still be slightly “alive.”
The artificial limb builds on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The HAL only needs the patient to offer a percentage of the work; from there, the HAL can use the patient’s intentions to produce results.
Cyberdyne Treatment with HAL-
HAL has two types of control systems that can be used together according to the conditions of the wearer. The “Cybernics Voluntary Control System” uses BES to perform the wearer‘s desired movements. The other is the “Cybernics Autonomous Control System” to realize human-like movements even if the BES cannot be detected. These two control methods are the reason why HAL is such advanced technology.
When a person tries to move, the brain sends a signal to the muscle to command the movement. At that time, a very faint signal that reflects the wearer’s intention to move appears on the skin’s surface. Using its sensors attached to the skin’s surface, HAL detects these so-called “bio-electrical signals” to perform the desired movements with the wearer’s voluntary commands.
Cyberdyne treatment uses the robotic suit which applies the patient’s intention to move the legs. Created for patients with injury to the spinal cord, the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL), or the lower limb exoskeleton, lets patients experience the joy of standing up or walking.
The HAL Robo Suit makes a positive difference in the life of a patient affected by stroke, and
paralysis, affecting the spinal cord, joints, and the central nervous system.
For people – victims of life-changing injuries, the body is not the only part that is damaged. Evaluating the mental state of the patient will ensure that he will be effectively working with the HAL. In addition, it will prevent any meltdown if the patient becomes impatient with the healing process.
One of our Patient ‘Derrick’ says- “3 months have come & gone here at Brooks Rehabilitation. I want to thank everyone at Brooks and Cyberdyne. Today I leave the Brooks Cybernic Treatment Center knowing that the future looks brighter for people with debilitating injuries. It has been an honour to be one of the very first few patients in the US to use Cyberdyne HAL”
This revolutionary technology – the lower limb exoskeleton, offers hope to people looking for rehabilitation & to many who are told they would never walk again.” So don’t give up!
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