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Yoshiyuki Sankai

Yoshiyuki Sankai’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $1.19 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Ibaraki, Japan
Country: Japan

Yoshiyuki Sankai was born in Ibaraki, Japan, Japan. Yoshiyuki Sankai is #1614 in List Billionaires People In The World. Sankai is president of robot maker Cyberdyne, which he founded in 2004. Its key product is the Robot Suit HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb), whose robot limbs take over when our own fail due to age or physical impairment. Its HAL suits read electrical pulses in patients' nerves and offer the potential to restore muscle movement. The company rents its HAL suits to hospitals and nursing homes. In early 2016 the Japanese government approved national health insurance coverage for medical use of the suits.


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Yoshiyuki Sankai is a Japanese billionaire businessman and academic, the founder, president and CEO of the cyborg-robot maker Cyberdyne; and professor of the Graduate School of Systems & Information Engineering at the University of Tsukuba.Sankai has a doctorate in engineering from the University of Tsukuba.Sankai is professor of the Graduate School of Systems & Information Engineering at the University of Tsukuba. He is also visiting professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, US.Sankai led the University of Tsukuba and Cyberdyne team that developed the HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) powered exoskeleton.
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