Wearable Robot Hand Could Give Scleroderma Patients Better Hand Control
This Facebook video from Science Nature Page shares a little bit of information about the wearable robot hand that has been designed to help people who have lost function of their hands.
Despite there being approximately 300,000 people in the U.S. who have scleroderma, it seems that many people are either completely unaware of the disease or are confused as to what the disease actually is.
The device could help people who suffer from diseases where hand control has been compromised. The device looks like a flexible rubber glove and will help people to pinch and grasp objects. It has three working figures which fit over the wearer’s thumb, index and middle finger and can be adjusted to fit different-sized hands.
The glove is attached to a monitor through thin wires and is waterproof so wearers can use it in the bathroom and kitchen. It’s hoped the device will offer people more independence and allow them to do things for themselves for the first time.
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