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This Robotic Glove for Hand Paralysis Allows Users to Grip and Do Everyday Tasks

This Robotic Glove for Hand Paralysis Allows Users to Grip and Do Everyday Tasks

This is the Neomano, a wearable, soft robotic glove that enables people with hand paralysis to complete daily activities. Created by Neofect, the Neomano fits over the thumb, index, and middle finger while leaving the other fingers and part of the hand uncovered. It provides an active grasp to maintain grip, followed by passive release.

The Neomano can assist users with movement in their wrist and arm, but minimal-to-no strength in their hands. This includes individuals who suffer from hand paralysis due to spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and nerve injury.



It uses a wireless remote-controlled motor to contract the glove, so users can grasp at the click of a button. This innovative device enables users to do things that able-bodied people might take for granted, including the ability to hold and drink a cup of water, eat with utensils, brush their teeth, turn a doorknob, or hold and use a smartphone.

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