Soft Wearable Robotic Glove Made With Empathy, Science and Assistive Technology #WearableWednesday
FashNerd has the scoop on this soft robotic glove.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 15% of the world’s population are physically impaired to some degree. In order for those with disabilities to overcome their daily hurdles, assistive technology is playing a significant role in giving back with impressive wearables such as the Exo-Glove Poly.
With the objective to assist those with paralysis of the hand, the Exo-Glove Poly is a wearable glove that gives people with hand disabilities the ability to grasp objects that they couldn’t before. Inspired by human fingers, the impressive device is a soft wearable robotic glove made of polymer. Protecting the wearer from injury, the compact, lightweight glove gives the wearer increased usability in comparison to the more bulkier exoskeleton.
Designed with comfort in mind, the waterproof wearable was created by Kyu Jin Cho, Director of the Biorobotics Laboratory at Seoul National University in South Korea. The flexible product allows the wearer to be able to perform daily activities, such as grabbing various-shaped objects. Cho made this possible by including an adaptable grasping mechanism to the robotic hand. Bragging a soft tendon routing system, the Exo-Glove Poly has three fingers that fit over the wearer’s thumb and are controlled by a switch which activates the motor which pulls on wires to open and close the hand. When we first came across the product we were in awe of how the tendons of the robot act just like the tendons of the human body and how the product has the ability to adjust to different hand sizes.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.