Soft Robotic Grip Glove, 2015-ongoing
It was designed by Conor Walsh, Harvard Biodesign Lab, Diana Wagner, Megan Clarke, Yu MengZhou, Dorothy Orzel and Ciarán O'Neill. It is dated 2015-ongoing. Its medium is interactive demonstration, touch sample, video. It is a part of the department.
This glove represents a new area of soft robotics in assistive devices, using flexible and lightweight materials for functionality. The glove assists individuals with limited motor skills caused by stroke, injury, or other illness. Sensors control actuators that, when activated, inflate bladders, causing the gloved hand to open, close, grasp, pinch, and hold an object.
It is credited
Courtesy of Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and National Science Foundation.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.