With strokes as the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States, impaired hand function due to the loss of blood flow to the brain has become increasingly more common. With the limited therapy resources and lack of exercise by the patients, there was a need to assist survivors with the rehabilitation of their hand motions. Two professors at Columbia University developed, MyHand, a biomechanical robotic glove designed to aid stroke survivors in the recovery of their motor skills. The lightweight, portable glove uses artificial tendons to mimic the muscles in the hand, making it easier for patients to complete everyday tasks. This product is still in the developing stages, but it is one that I will for sure keep my eye out for!
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