I Am Ironman!

I am IronmanCyberdyne Corporation of Japan, in conjunction with Daiwa House, has begun mass production of a cybernetic bodysuit that augments body movement and increases user strength by up to tenfold.

The HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) suit works by detecting faint bioelectrical signals using pads placed on specific areas of the body. The pads move the HAL suit accordingly. The Cyberdyne website explains: “When a person attempts to move, nerve signals are sent from the brain to the muscles via motoneuron, moving the musculoskeletal system as a consequence. At this moment, very weak biosignals can be detected on the surface of the skin. HAL catches these signals through a sensor attached on the skin of the wearer. Based on the signals obtained, the power unit is controlled to wearer’s daily activities.”

Among the potential applications, Cyberdyne is emphasizing helping people with movement disabilities, augmenting strength for difficult industrial tasks, disaster rescue, and entertainment.

The HAL suit is not currently available. But according to Nikkei News, Daiwa and Cyberdyne are planning an annual production of 400 units and they should be marketed at approximately $4,200 US dollars.

Watch the HAL suit in action.

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41 Responses

  1. Brenda Biluron says:

    Biluron my name is Brenda and I would buy this device for my brother Carlos Emanuel Biluron 17 years after an accident that left with a incomplete spinal cord injury.
    Really hopeful I read about this product.
    please i would send the budget and payment.
    I’m from Neuquen, Argentina but can be sent to Buenos Aires for ease of transport. from as many

  2. saifullah says:

    I have friend that need one of these robot legs. How can I get one of them

  3. Anonymous says:

    CyberDyne’s HAL suite will never be used for military purposes, as it’s inventor reserved the restriction for the usage of his technology to peaceful, assistive, and entertaining uses only.

    You Created an Atomic Bomb.. you can use it to kill yourself.. same as using HAL to kill people will simply make humans a more miserable species to belong to.

    HAL presents an opportunity that it’s time humans use brains than browns.. and try to save some left overs of a planet they live on.

    Many lift workers.. and inventors need HAL to assist them.. that’s what’s HAL is created for…
    and if so happens that HAL is misused even after the inventor’s passing.

    another technology will be created one day… that would throw us back to the stone age.
    I suggest you guys think of your children, and a little more about the future as a specie, not individual.

    Regards, ( Unknown )

  4. GamerFromJump says:

    ‘I know, you could create a whole specialized group of strength enhanced infantry, or even riot police that have enhanced strength.’

    Anarchduke, why did you think of a military or totalitarian use for this?

    Well, strength-boosted police aren’t necessarily “totalitarian” all the time, like you seem to imply here. My thought, make the thing self contained with cooling, mount an oxygen tank, a small winch and some CO 2 guns, and you’ve got a hell of a firefighter suit.

  5. Anonymous says:

    i want this as my own privite body armor this thing is sick 4,000 bucks thats it? i can afford that slick pieace of hardwere. some thermal/solor battrys in that thing and you will naver run out of power. and add a thing to pump drugs into if you got shot. and add that armor they add to the front part of us tanks. air tight it make a awsome spacesuit.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hybrid Assistive Limb Operating System “HALOS” go to love japs they turn sci-fi into live


  7. Allen says:

    Oh how aboveboard humans are 70-536 practice test. Noble invented bang for peaceful absorbed but spent the blow of his activity aggravating to accomplish up for it 70-680. Thus the extraneous Nobel awards 70-685. How can some one not see the abeyant aggressive and automated applications for this device? 70-290 I accede with Anarchduke. Anything that will accord our troops an bend we should use it!

  8. If you look particularly at the crime fighting comic books of the 60s and 70s these are the sorts of creations we are ‘inventing’ now. She those type of comic books aren’t around anymore though!

  9. John Connor says:

    I don’t think technology like this is a good idea. I asked my buddy Dave; he agrees.

    • Austin says:

      I don’t see any downside to this that any other new technology can’t have. Any technology can be used for good or evil, so I believe that if it can help humans then its a great idea.

      • Anonymous says:

        Did you miss the joke there? Jon Connor? Dave?

      • james says:

        I can. if they don’t try to cover that freaking batteri up and you try to go walk in the wood. My forest is rocky and sometime I trip if they trip and batterie fall’s they are fuck and stuck ! beside’s that they way you walk in that is very noticeable and for us it may sound appealing . for paraplegic you really jsut want to be able to walk not having everybody noticing you so on that stand point they should work something out and maybe smaller rotater in the shoulder or even just making abit bigger shoulder to let you hand hanging aboit more if you know what I mean.

    • james says:

      well you got to think of it this way. It isn’t just about being able to create robot you know, it help us learninig how our body works and stuff but I would like to know why you don’t like it if you’d be interested to talk more about your thought’s about this e-mail me at Jamesp.craig@yahoo.com

  10. NVDX says:

    Lance Anderson said:

    “Anarchduke said:
    ‘I know, you could create a whole specialized group of strength enhanced infantry, or even riot police that have enhanced strength.’

    Anarchduke, why did you think of a military or totalitarian use
    for this? (just curious)

    The inventor intends for it to benefit people, not to help kill or oppress

    I’m slightly surprised that someone with militaristic thinking is visiting Humanity+”

    I’m slightly surprised that someone who doesn’t consider the double-edged nature of technology is visiting a site like this.

    Truth is, once military uses are acquired, they often spread to the civilian sector, like turbojets and comsats. Whether power is used to create or destroy, it is still power. Both ends will be exploited. Not considering the eventuality isn’t going to bring peace, only ensure you won’t be able to keep it.

    • GeistInDerMachine says:

      Oh how naive people are. Noble invented dynamite for peaceful intent but spent the rest of his life trying to make up for it. Thus the irrelevant Nobel awards. How can some one not see the potential military and industrial applications for this device?

      I agree with Anarchduke. Anything that will give our troops an edge we should use it!

    • james says:

      Right now our militairy are using it, not in the infantry field yet but are thinking about it for the near future. It is used in the mechanical field, medical field and moving heavy stuff. there HAL is slightly more sophisticated though and let me tell you why.

      This medical tool you see hear is use with Electromyography sensors which means record the electrical activity throught your muscle to contract. which mean it is possible to use the exoskeleton with the certain amount of magnitude of activity going in the human body.The more human muscle recruited, the more exoskeleton assistance. This type of control seems to produce a high level of embodiment. They can adapt there own recruitment pattern to take into account the exoskeleton.

      So somebody whihc already have control of it’s own body and reflexes with all that electrical activity going threw is going to create a distortion in the suit and may distabilize it which will create spaciousness I don’t think you don’t want uncontrollable unit in your army of chaos 🙂

      lol but in all truth if that were to happen i’d tried to rob as many as possible from the dead one’s hahahah XD wait for it to turn illegal and sell them for an outrageous price !

  11. Anonymous says:


    did it work with a tetraplegic person.

    is it available in France?

    • james says:

      Not right away but it will soon be, you will still be able to order some if really in need too from the u.s and it will get shipped out there.

  12. Anonymous says:

    this is so cool I would love one of these

  13. Archr5 says:

    Isn’t it a little ironic that CYBERDYNE is creating something called HAL?

    Is the HAL suit a learning computer? or does it just sing “Daisy Bell” to you when the batteries run low? How about both?

  14. David says:

    I must say, that is super cool. Can you imagine one day a paralyzed person being able to use something similar to walk with!

    • It would be a miracle, i havee an 8 year old quadreplegis granddaughter and a 6 yesr old paraplegic grandson. they are cognitively great and drive their little power chairs better than I could but this would change their life so much for the better. Hurry! Mart Ann

  15. anonymous says:

    Because it looks like the white plastic Star Wars storm-trooper gear
    lots of people will immediately make a mental
    connection. Maybe they could have made it functional yet
    intentionally made it look very unappealing to
    military types before unveiling it.

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