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Tuesday, 4 July, 2023

Glove assists stroke patients rehabilitate through music – Interesting Engineering

Strokes are a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the US, reducing mobility in more than half of stroke survivors ages 65 and older.

Patients suffering from the disabilities caused by a stroke often require intense rehabilitation in order for them to be able to walk, talk, or perform everyday tasks again.

For many, the idea of being able to play a musical instrument must feel like a distant dream.

However, thanks to a new AI-powered soft robotic glove, people trained in music who have suffered a stroke may now be able to play again, and perform other tasks that require dexterity and coordination.

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