Prototype smart glove helps improve stroke rehabilitation

stroke glove webAn electronic glove that enables movement in the paralysed hand of stroke survivors to support their rehabilitation has been invented by a team from the UK’s University of Southampton.

The glove has electrodes printed on the sleeve that make contact with the skin. The electrodes send electronic impulses to stimulate the nerves and muscles to produce an artificial movement, which enables stroke survivors to achieve movement in their weak side, helping them to regain muscle strength and function.

The glove was designed by Kai Yang, Professor of E-textiles in Healthcare, and her team based at the university’s Winchester School of Art.

For the full story, see the January 2024 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


Photo: University of Southampton