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Mobile Assistive Glove

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Igor Gaponov

on 10 January 2015

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Transcript of Mobile Assistive Glove

M
obile
A
ssistive
G
love

Idea
Business Plan
Current State
Markets
Bio
Members
Dmitry Popov
(
M.S.'11, Ph.D.'14
)
PostDoc Researcher at KoreaTech
dmitry.sender@gmail.com
Games
Medical
Elderly
Sports
Igor Gaponov
(
M.S.'08, Ph.D.'11
)
Assistant Professor at KoreaTech
gaponov.igor@gmail.com
Jee-Hwan Ryu
(
M.S.'95, Ph.D.'02
)
Associate Professor at KoreaTech
jhryu@koreatech.ac.kr
Background
Robotics and Control area
90%
of stroke survivors show permanent
disability

 
In the U.S. a person normally suffers a
stroke

every 45 seconds

Disability statistics
(Data are for the U.S.)

Twisted Strings
Actuators
10 million

people
survive after stroke worldwide each year
Result & Treatment

Rehabilitation – does not succeed 100%
Daily assistance - doesn't exist

GraspyGlove

Light
Portable
No expensive hardware

Soft - Comfortable
Feeling of a free space

Elderly (65 years or older) -- numbered
39.6 million in 2009
(
13%
)

Statistics
(Data are for the U.S.)

Rehab Glove
Assistant Glove
Collaboration with clinicians (Department of Physical Therapy, Yonsei University) - human study
scheduled for 2015

User
force estimation
and control

The glove is
soft, mobile & modular

Expected percentage -
19%

General person performs
1500 grasps
per day.

Daily grasping tasks

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Designed to support such activities of daily life (ADL) as grasping and pinching

The glove is
soft, mobile & modular

Provides 100% assistance for objects <1 kg

Daily life tasks:

Holding Light objects
Opening/Closing doors
Holding heavy Objects
Eating

Elderly have challenges to perform due to:
Tremor
Weakness

GraspyGlove

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Light
Hands are extremely important for performing every day's tasks (
1500
grasps a day)

There are many factors which can impair hand function: age, degenerative deceases, stroke, etc.
Motivation
Our Idea
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Soft
Modular
Portable
Tendon driven hand exo
Adjustable
Upper-Arm Exoskeletons
Wearable soft exo
Lightweight actuators
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