Tech Shorts: #1 HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) Exoskeleton Suit

By: Eric Z.

In an effort to present you with more tech news more often, we are starting series of articles called tech shorts. This is the first of the series, in which we will be covering shorter but more interesting topics and inventions.

CyberDyne, a Japanese company is developing an exoskeleton suit that can help disabled people walk to up to 2.5 miles per hour. Might not seem like a lot, but it is definitely an improvement to sitting all the time. Another great thing about this suit is that if you wear it you can lift up to 5 times the wait you could carry before. This is a 50-pound suit has a 100-volt battery that needs to be charged every 3 hours. The suit costs around $14,000 to $20,000. This is also used in about 130 hospitals in Japan. It is the first suit to ever to have the Global Safety Certificate.