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Strengthening Hands

Bioservo’s Robotic SEM technology could change the lives of numerous patients with weakened hand grip. It takes the form of a three-fingered glove and a power unit. Inside the glove, finger sensors and artificial tendons are activated by the power unit to augment strength. The amount of force a glove provides is programmed by a physiotherapist or caregiver. The extremely light device makes it possible to rehabilitate a weakened hand, for instance that of a stroke victim.

The Swedish company behind the technology is also entering non-medical markets. For example, it is partnering with General Motors and the NASA to test the glove in industrial settings.

Johan Sleman, Product Specialist, explains how the device works.

(Hall 15/A23)

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