Soft Robotic Glove

Soft Robotic Glove

Project Description

Grip Glove is a wearable assistive device that gives people suffering from chronic and severe hand weakness the strength to perform simple activities that they otherwise could not complete.  The glove features air-filled actuators that safely guide and support the hand’s natural range of motion, and integrated sensors that detect user intent.  This lightweight, portable, soft actuated tool immediately restores basic hand function for its wearer allowing them to perform simple tasks (e.g. eating, drinking) without relying on outside help.

This project has been picked up by several sites including WGBH’s Greater Boston.

Related Publications

P. Polygerinos, K.C. Galloway, S. Sanan, M. Herman, C. Walsh, “EMG Controlled Soft Robotic Glove for Assistance During Activities of Daily Living.” International Conference on Robotics and Rehabilitation (ICORR), 2015. *Best Paper Award*

P. Polygerinos, Z. Wang, K.C. Galloway, R. Wood and C.J. Walsh, “Soft Robotic Glove for Combined Assistance and at-Home Rehabilitation.” Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Special Issue on Wearable Robotics, 73:135-143, 2014