February 15, 2018 – Wendy Henderson, for ALS News Today
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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