Six weeks Use of a Wearable Soft-robotic Glove During ADL: Preliminary Results of Ongoing Clinical Study

Anke I.R. Kottink*, Corien D.M. Nikamp, Jaap H. Buurke, Foskea Bos, Corry K. van der Sluis, Marieke van den Broek, Bram Onneweer, Janneke M. Stolwijk-Swüste, Sander M. Brink, Johan S. Rietman, Gerdienke B. Prange-Lasonder

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this ongoing study, an assistive wearable soft-robotic glove, named Carbonhand, is tested at home for 6 weeks by subjects with decreased handgrip strength to receive a first insight in the therapeutic effect of using this assistive grip-supporting glove during ADLs. Preliminary results of the first 13 participants showed that participants appreciated use of the glove to assist them with daily life activities. Even more, grip strength without glove improved and functional performance showed increases as well. These preliminary findings hold promise for observing a clinical effect of using the soft-robotic glove as assistance in ADLs upon completion of data collection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConverging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation IV
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR2020), October 13-16-2020
EditorsDiego Torricelli, Metin Akay, Jose L. Pons
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages15-20
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-70316-5
ISBN (Print) 978-3-030-70315-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, ICNR 2020 - Virtual Event
Duration: 13 Oct 202016 Oct 2020
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics (BioSysRob)
PublisherSpringer
Volume28
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, ICNR 2020
Abbreviated titleICNR 2020
CityVirtual Event
Period13/10/2016/10/20

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