It Works Hand in Glove

A New York University team develops a mechatronic device to help stroke patients.

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. 

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