Researchers at Japan’s Tsukuba University have developed a Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) that allows anyone who wears it, the “potential to lift up to 10-times the weight they normally could.” It basically works by “figuring out what the wearer’s muscle are doing.”

“It depends on his original power, because this robot suit is controlled by the assist ratio,” says Yoshiyuki Sankai of Tsukuba University. “Usually we set it at 50% or 60% or 70%. If he is a very weak person we set the assist ratio at 90%, so at that time you say 10 times.”

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