ExoHand thinks your fingers need an upgrade

By on April 29, 2012
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Offers precision control and feedback when manipulating objects.

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Stare at your hands right now for a few seconds. Because in the future you’re going to forget what they looked like, if German automation firm Festo has anything to say about it.

The firm recently introduced the ExoHand, a glove controller that offers precision control of a robotic hand. This allows a user to manipulate objects with much greater degree of movement than current technologies, as the robotic hand is based on actual muscles and bone structure of a human hand.

The video below shows a man picking up various objects with the ExoHand, and is able to pick up various sized objects with ease. What Festo aims to achieve with the ExoHand is to reduce strain from repetitive tasks, as well as potential applications like helping stroke victims regain some degree of movement in their hand.

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