Sensors and motors… making things happen

HAL or hybrid assistive limb is the result of 10 years’ work by Yoshiyuki Sankai of the University of Tsukuba in Japan, and integrates mechanics, electronics, bionics and robotics in a new field known as cybernics. It uses sensors to detect electronic signals in human muscles that triggers motors in the suit to engage giving the wearer reinforced limbs. The suit can give the user up to 5 times human strength and is aimed at helping farmers with heavy lifting.

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