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2021-06-29 updated

【Media】Amazing recovery with HAL by a dauntless adventurer

Mr. Yuichiro Miura, 88, an adventurer and professional skier, carried the torch for the Tokyo Olympics on June 27 at the fifth station of Mt. Fuji. Mr. Miura was practically bedridden after developing a cervical epidural hematoma last summer but successfully recovered after the use of HAL.

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He constantly searched for the best way to help himself, including using a state-of-the-art Robot Suit for rehabilitation. He worked hard at rehabilitation almost every day without a break, and it took him six months before he could stand up. His eldest daughter Emiri says, “the doctor told us that because of his high age, it is uncertain whether the rehabilitation would be effective for Yuichiro Miura.” However, the 88-year-old never doubted that he would walk on his own feet again.
After eight months, he was finally able to walk short distances independently and was discharged from the hospital at the end of February this year. After returning to his home, he went to the gym and continued his rehabilitation. In addition, he made a practice torch that was 71 centimeters long and weighing 1.2 kilograms, the same size as the torch he will hold in the Olympics torch relay. His recovery was so remarkable that his surgeon said, “I don’t want to use the word miracle, but it is miraculous.

Sankei Shimbun (June 27) “A dauntless 88-year-old Yuichiro Miura carries the torch at the fifth station of Mt. Fuji.