HAL Lumbar Support

HAL for Labor Support (Lumbar) is a powered hip exoskeleton designed for work and industry.  It has sensors (attached on the back) that detect bioelectrical signals on the skin to determine when a worker is straining to lift an object and activates.


HAL for Labor Support (Lumbar) NonMedical is undergoing trials at multiple sites.  Most famously, it is used by baggage workers at airports.  Baggage workers have to lift thousands of pieces of luggage per day and the exoskeleton can provide assistance on each lift.

As other work and industry exoskeletons, this unit is designed to reduce worker fatigue and minimize onsite injuries.  This wearable robot has been approved using international safety standard ISO13482.  The device is able to control its power and will never allow the user to lift something they wouldn’t be able to handle without powered assistance.

Test results have shown a measurable reduction in lumbar and intervertebral disk loads.  The entire device weighs only 3 kg (6.6 lb) and is designed to operate for 3 hours on a single charge.

A Video by ISO which demonstrates all CYBERDYNE products:

CYBERDYNE, 〒305-0818, 2-2-1, Gakuen-Minami, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, 305-0818, Japan, website website

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