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Monday, April 23, 2007

Rent a mech suit in Japan

It seems that the HAL-5 exoskeleton will be available for rent next year in Japan. It will only set you back around $580 a month. So if you have some heavy moving to do, and don't want to over strain your back. You can rent one of these things.

This has got to be one of the coolest gadgets ever. Japan always seems to get the best stuff long before we get it over here in the US. The HAL-5 was designed by Cyberdyne Inc as a system to assist partially paralyzed or severely injured people walk. With the addition of arm supports, it can now assist with carrying as well. Since it isn't limited to use by disabled people, it has some obvious uses in other areas where strength is a factor.

Via Gizmodo: Feeling Weak? Rent an Exoskeleton.

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