Exoskeleton for rent

A while back ago Cyberdyne showed off their latest Hybrid Assistive Limb exoskeleton HAL-5. It was designed with the idea of letting the elderly and disabled rediscover their lost strength.

According to sources, you will be able to rent your very own HAL-5 for about $590 per month starting next year in Japan. Oh, did I mention that it's not just for the elderly and disabled? Normal, healthy people can use it too with similar effects.

Perhaps now is the perfect time to don your superhero garb and go fight crime with your cool new exoskeleton. Just don't damage it, chances are that you won't get your deposit back.

Lease an Exoskeleton in 2008! [via medgadget]