The exoskeleton
November 4th, 2005

This article says that “in Japan and the United States,engineers are finally putting some practical exoskeletons through their paces outside of laboratories”,and the “first commercially available exoskeleton is scheduled to hit the market in Japan next month.It is “designed to help elderly and disabled people walk,climb stairs,and carry things around.Built by Cyberdyne Inc., in Tsukuba, Japan,this exoskeleton,called HAL-5, will cost about 1.5 million yen (around US $13 800)”.

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