HAL Exoskeleton Should Be Demonstrated By Wheelchair Users

A new video from Cyberdyne displaying the HAL exoskeleton at a conference in Japan called “International Forum on Cybernics 2011” on 8th-9th of March 2011 has appeared on Youtube.

While the video of HAL shows impressive technology, what is disappointing is that, as usual HAL the exoskeleton is being demonstrated by young, attractive able-bodied people rather than people that the device was intended to help:

I certainly hope that as HAL and Cyberdyne become more international, that other people will influence the Japanese management and get real people with real disabilities to not only demonstrate the product but perhaps even work in the company and influence the direction of the corporation.

Read more about the HAL exoskeleton for wheelchair users.