Monday, September 28, 2020

Tendo AB's Exoskeleton (Hand Unit)

This article in Health Europa describes an exoskeleton that could offer greater independence to people with high spinal cord injuries.  A modified space technology designed by Tendo AB, the new exoskeleton is a minimalist system for users with compromised hand strength or motor control.  The technology may be expanded to focus on other limbs, such as the elbow or knee.  Since the exoskeleton "(uses) the body’s signals as a source," it will be interesting to see what beneficial effects the device might have as a therapy tool.  There are many possibilities here; the hand technology alone has the potential to change many lives for the better.

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