Medtech startup teams with GM on robotic glove for assembly lines
Bioservo Technologies, a medical technology firm that makes a light-weight robotic "extra muscle" glove for people with weak grips is teaming up with carmaker General Motor to design a model for assembly workers in industry.
After built-in sensors on three fingertips record what the user does, the Swedish startup's soft textile glove mimics and reinforces the movement with the help of artificial tendons.
"You can find other devices that build a hard structure around the arm or rest of the body or sometimes even the fingers to activate them, but we do it in pure textile.... read more
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