Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire and a team of European partners have developed a prototype of a robotic glove which stroke suffers can use in their own home to support rehabilitation and personal independence in receiving therapies.
At the chronic stages of stroke, patients are not likely to be receiving treatment but they continue to live with some impairments – the glove’s goal is to provide therapies to target these impairments.
Over the past three years the team developed two prototype robotic gloves, which facilitate repetitive movement and exercise of the hand and wrist. The device also records the patient’s performance and sends this to a therapist for tailoring treatment remotely and arranging follow-up.
The glove device on Mr Alfredo Cesario from San Raffaele S.p.A, Italy
Source: University of Hertfordshire