Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Headset for Hand Function
"Gaming headset design" meets "3D printing" meets "EEG" meets "Functional E-Stim" meets "therapy at home." Everything here meets to accomplish a single goal: building a headset to encourage improved hand function after spinal cord injury. The brainchild of PhD student Nina Petric-Gray (University of Glasgow), this headset device is being developed for users to work with from home. 3D printing, FES, home therapy, and gaming headsets (for VR rehab) have all been themes of my previous posts, so the headset caught my attention for many reasons. Petric-Gray's invention is a creative synthesis of a lot of technologies. Incidentally, for readers who want to know more about the headset, it's currently under trial in Glasgow.