We have previously heard about the ReWalk, an exoskeleton offered by Argo medical technologies which cost around $100,000, help the disable to walk themselves with the mechanised motor and sensors. Similarly, Japan's Cyberdyne is also offering for the disabled.
This robot exoskeleton is produced by Japanese's firm Hybrid Assistive Limb(HAL), works by anticipating and supporting the user's body movements using sensors monitoring electric signals sent from the brain to the muscles.
Cyberdyne's full-body version which assists both arms and legs can carry a load up 27kgs and cost you around $1,600-$1,800.
At present it is being clinically trialed, and hoped to avail for needy by 2015.
- AFP Media Inputs