PRESS RELEASE

2017.01.20 update

【News】HAL for Labor Support (Lumbar Type) marks its debut in Narita Airport
~Effectiveness of HAL upon luggage handling tasks will be verified by ANA and JAL~

Trial implementation of HAL for Labor Support (Lumbar Type)(“HAL for Labor Support” and also referred to as “the device”) will start on January 24, 2017 for Narita International Airport in order to reduce the workload of its staff members. Staff members involved in luggage handling tasks for All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) and Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) is planning to let their staff members wear the device to verify its effect on reducing the stress applied on the lower back and also on improving productivity. 

Staff members of the Haneda Airport Limousine Bus Terminal verified the effectiveness of HAL for Labor Support in the past, over the duration of 1 year. As the effectiveness on reducing the workload of the staff members was confirmed, Airport Transport Service Co., Ltd., the company which operates the Limousine Bus, implemented ten units of HAL for Labor Support in November, 2016 at Haneda Airport. 

HAL for Labor Support (Lumbar Type), and HAL for Care Support (Lumbar Type), are the worlds’ first robots which have performed significant reduction of the stress applied on the lumbar part through scientific analysis and implementation of HAL for Labor Support is spreading to industries other than air transportation, such as distribution, manufacturing and construction.

Link
Narita Airport Press Releases (In Japanese only)
http://www.naa.jp/jp/press/pdf/20170120-robotsuits.pdf

Haneda Airport Limousine Bus will implement CYBERDYNE’s HAL for Labor Support 
〜Demonstration will be conducted on November 24, at the Limousine Bus terminal〜

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