Wearable Robotic Hand Could Give ALS 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.

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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 pinch and grasp objects. It has three working fingers 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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7 comments

  1. Tom says:

    Why is this even in the A.L.S. news again? When we cannot get one? I’d buy one today if I could find out how to do so.PLEASE TELL US HOW TO GET ONE!

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