Friday, August 11, 2006

In Japan, a quadraplegic scales a mountain with robotic help

From the "future is here today" files:
A Japanese quadriplegic on Monday partly realized his dream of ascending one of Switzerland’s highest mountains, thanks to a friend who carried him up with the help of a high-tech robot suit.


You have to love the name of this robot: the Hybrid Assistive Limb, or "HAL."


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