• The pneumatic exoskeleton technology that helps patients with illnesses in their rehabilitation therapy
• Since November of 2014 in Japan, over 1.000 units have been distributed
• Global Robot Expo will join from 28th to 31st of January the Pabellón de Cristal de la Casa de Campo de Madrid, international leading companies and leading researchers in robotics and related technologies
Professor in Engineering Science University of Tokyo, Hiroshi Kobayashi, displayed its revolutionary ‘Muscle Suit’ (also known as Exo Muscle) Global Robot Expo, the great fair international robotic technologies that will be held on 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st January 2016 in the Pabellón de Cristal de la Casa de Campo de Madrid.
The ‘Muscle Suit’ is a pneumatic exoskeleton technology originally designed for people with disabilities, since it’s main purpose is to help the body’s muscles to move. This type of care, very present in countries like Japan, where the population is one of the longest in the world along with Spain, has led to other developed not so injury rehabilitation, but to prevent them.
Kobayashi, in fact, has been working on ‘Muscle Suit’ lighter to meet the needs of workers in sectors like construction or sanitation years, as many of your daily tasks include lifting and labor problems are over all for back pain. Since it hit the market in Japan in November 2014, they have already distributed more than 1.000 costumes, which they are being used by all types of employees: from caregivers to farmers and even airport luggage porters.
The display of these ‘Muscle Suit’ is one of the innovations that the Embassy of Japan will present at Global Robot Expo, but not alone. Also featured will be the OFF seal, known in Spain as Nuka, developed by Takanori Shibata and winner of ‘Award for Robots 2006’. This is the most therapeutic robot in the world and is especially designed for elderly or disabled people, to which is applied the techniques of interaction with animals. Its implementation has achieved remarkable results, especially among the elderly and children who survived the tsunami in Japan in 2011.