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    #16
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vo...talk/20161017/

    Here's a video link posted above of the CEO made available yesterday. It will only be online until October 31, 2016

    Yoshiyuki Sankai is the CEO of Cyberdyne, a firm that is developing robotics for use in the field of medicine. One of its inventions is HAL, a wearable robot for people with disabilities.

    Direct Talk

    Medical Robotics for the World
    Yoshiyuki Sankai


    Japan moves toward rapid commercialization: Regenerative Medicine Foundation

    http://regmedfoundation.org/2016/09/...ercialization/
    Last edited by GRAMMY; 18 Oct 2016, 1:11 PM.
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      #17
      The Cyberdyne (HAL) is now at Brooks Rehabilitation in the USA. LINK
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        #18
        i have tried the rewalk, and i am now applying so i can get it and use it at home. its great.
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          #19
          Originally posted by Allan1 View Post
          i have tried the rewalk, and i am now applying so i can get it and use it at home. its great.
          HAL is a "closed loop system" as opposed to any other skeletons including the ReWalk. It's nice that you can apply to get a ReWalk.

          The Hybrid Assistive Limb or HAL is the first ever cyborg-type robot tha thas been invented to support human body. HAL is an assistive gadget that can mimic motor organs and contribute in helping and improving human movement. It is designed specifically for administrator's lower appendage during its early invention and has eventually been into a wider scope. Each version of the HAL comes with improved features facilitating better assistance.HAL is designed to pick up cerebral nerve signals and send it out to the muscle to construct a new loop of network. This robot can regenerate the nervous and musculoskeletal of paraplegia to move their leg again. HAL is mainly used in rehabilitation focusing on disable and elderly people. However, the invention can also be used for lifting heavy loads, entertainment and to support workers involved in demanding jobs such as rescuing people,and in construction field.HAL-1, using DC engines and ball screws, was produced as the main model of HAL and it upgraded the wearer's strolling capacity by intensifying the wearer's own joint torque. Subsequent to building up a few models, HAL-3 was created towards more appropriate framework to be utilized as a part of genuine everyday life. These robot suits have a force unit on every hip and knee joint, and they bolster utilitarian movements of the lower appendages with various joints at the same time. After that, HAL-5, was produced for entire body support. It helps human movements including the wearer's abdominal area exercises, for example,conveying substantial burdens [22]

          HAL is intended for individuals with a spinal cord injury at levels C4 to L5 (ASIA C, ASIA D) and T11 to L5 (ASIA A with Zones of Partial Preservation, ASIA B), who have some motor function of the hip and knee.
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            #20
            I wonder if it can sense the difference between what movement you are trying to do and a spasm.
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              #21
              Originally posted by Wills77 View Post
              I wonder if it can sense the difference between what movement you are trying to do and a spasm.

              https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28463613

              Despite a few nonsignificant subgroup differences, participants improved across all tests. Namely, patients with iSCI who had spastic motor behavior improved to a nonsignificant, lesser extent in the 6MinWT.

              https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/...8.2016.1225913

              The mAs score decreased after HAL training.

              http://www.brooksrehab.org/brooks-cy...ked-questions/

              Decrease of spasms.

              Contraindications for program participation include, but are not limited to: Severe spasticity (Ashworth4)




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                #22
                Originally posted by GRAMMY View Post
                The Cyberdyne (HAL) is now at Brooks Rehabilitation in the USA. LINK
                I talked to them about their program.
                You go to Jacksonville Fl for 12 weeks.
                A few days of clinical baseline testing to check where you are with movement, strength, etc...
                You get 60, 90 minute sessions with the HAL
                More clinical testing to check for changes.
                Cost $24,000
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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Wills77 View Post
                  I talked to them about their program.
                  You go to Jacksonville Fl for 12 weeks.
                  A few days of clinical baseline testing to check where you are with movement, strength, etc...
                  You get 60, 90 minute sessions with the HAL
                  More clinical testing to check for changes.
                  Cost $24,000
                  Ok, you're an incomplete C-6 quad...are you incomplete enough to potentially have great gains and benefit?
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                    #24
                    Originally posted by GRAMMY View Post
                    Ok, you're an incomplete C-6 quad...are you incomplete enough to potentially have great gains and benefit?
                    I'm not sure if I am. It sounds like some of their current patients can stand and begin to take steps without the HAL. Another sounded similar to me that is able to stand and take steps with kafo's on. It's way out of my price range at this point. With being in a trial right now, I'm not sure if I would even be allowed to go do that.
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