Brooks Cybernic Treatment Center Grand OpeningInnovation
Mar 1, 2018
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Please join us for the Grand Opening of the Brooks Cybernic Treatment Center!
CYBERDYNE, INC. and Brooks Rehabilitation have partnered to bring innovative advanced robotic and cybernic technology to the U.S.
Brooks will be the first U.S.-based center for CYBERDYNE’s Medical Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL). HAL is the world’s first robotic medical device that has been shown to improve a patient’s ability to walk. HAL received FDA clearance for use in patients with spinal cord injuries.
Brooks Cybernic Treatment Center Open House and Reception
Friday, March 2, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
3599 University Blvd. South (within Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital)
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Please join us for demonstrations and a presentation from CYBERDYNE’s President and CEO, Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai, explaining the technology and his vision for the future. Cyberdyne, based in Japan, promotes medical and social innovation through technology.
Program begins at 4 pm.
Refreshments will be served.
What is Medical HAL?
When a person intends to move his or her body, signals are transmitted from the brain to muscles via nerves. With a spinal cord injury, these signals are disrupted. HAL’s sensors can still detect faint bio-electric signals on the surface of the skin, which reflects the intention to “move.” Using these signals, HAL allows the wearer to perform the desired movements with their voluntary commands. Active use of these neural pathways for voluntary movement with feedback to the brain leads to an improved ability for the wearer to walk on their own.