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Robotic Glove Helps The Disabled Grasp Everyday Objects [Video]

Charalampos Ioannou built an exoskeleton glove that supports hand movement.

Leah Gonzalez
Leah Gonzalez on September 17, 2013. @leahgonz

Eighteen-year-old Charalampos Ioannou from Greece saw his grandmother having difficulty grasping a remote control and decided to do something to help her. Actually, he decided to invent something.

Ioannou created an exoskeleton glove that fits easily over the hand and supports the movements of the hand.

The glove is designed to help those who have upper-hand disabilities. The exoskeleton glove can be controlled by the user’s kinetic stimulus and can even use the appropriate level of pressure or strength required for specific tasks. For example, it can be used for hammering or for picking up an egg.

The exoskeleton glove earned Ioannou one of 15 spots on the International Google Science Fair competition and made him the youngest speaker to date at the Athens TEDx conference.

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The video below shows the young inventor explaining his creation.

International Google Science Fair

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