11 October 2008

Can you believe they named it HAL? :)

Read on Slashdot: "A robotic suit that reads brain signals and helps people with mobility problems will be available to rent in Japan for $2,200 a month starting Friday"

MyTelus: "Daiwa House Industry Co. will lease HAL suits to Japanese care facilities for the elderly and others for those with disabilities. It plans to rent 500 units over the next year. Japan is a rapidly aging society and taking care of the elderly population is widely viewed as a growing challenge here." Growing challenge you say?

Hat tip to Buzz Out Loud

So yeah, we've now got HAL (or 'hybrid assistive limb') AND SkyNet. Microsoft should name their next OS Windows Matrix :)
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