A smart glove designed for stroke survivors is being tested in B.C. This new technology, created by a team at Texavie, aims to help stroke survivors recover the use of their hands and limbs.
The smart glove is designed to track hand and finger movements during rehabilitation exercises using a network of highly sensitive sensor yarns and pressure sensors woven into a stretchy fabric. The glove wirelessly transmits these movements, allowing doctors to analyze and adjust exercise programs for the best results even from a distance.
The glove is highly accurate and capable of tracking movements and grasping force without the need for motion-capture cameras. It can detect small stretches and pressures with at least 99% accuracy, matching the performance of costly cameras. This technology is precise and fast, making it a breakthrough in stroke recovery.
The smart glove also has potential applications in virtual reality, augmented reality, animation, and robotics. It can accurately capture hand movements and interactions with objects, opening up possibilities for easier communication, typing without a physical keyboard, and controlling robots.
Texavie is working on ongoing improvements to the glove, with the goal of bringing it to the consumer market and partnering with different industrial partners. They also aim to develop advanced methods to manufacture the smart gloves and related apparel at a low cost.
This new technology has the potential to revolutionize stroke recovery and improve the lives of survivors. It is a significant advancement that could make a difference for many people.