It Works Hand in Glove
A New York University team develops a mechatronic device to help stroke patients.
- R. Sujatha for The Hindu October 2nd, 2016
- Source: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/it-works-hand-in-glove/article9174502.ece
A jacket and a glove, complete with an array of sensors, may be the next big thing as far as treating stroke patients is concerned. The apparel's design -- still being improved upon by a team that includes Indian-origin researchers at New York University -- will be tweaked to make it affordable and amenable to Indian conditions. The research team included engineers and a rehabilitation medicine specialist.
A major challenge that lies in rehabilitating stroke patients is in ensuring that they continue their prescribed set of exercises even after they return home from hospitalisation.