As the actuators inflate, the rectangles they have on their top push against each other, bending the associated fingers.
The motor that controls the inflation is a device called “FlowIO”. This device is able to inflate, to deflate and to create a vacuum. At this moment the device is using an Adafruit platform controlled by an app on my phone, but my aim is to associate it with another glove with flex-sensors on its fingers, so that the softglove’s movements would mirror the other’s ones.
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