The bionic glove: an electrical stimulator garment that provides controlled grasp and hand opening in quadriplegia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE This report describes the operation of the Bionic Glove, a new functional electrical stimulation (FES) device designed to improve the function of the paralyzed hand after spinal cord injury (SCI) or stroke. DESIGN Signals from a sensor in the glove detecting voluntary wrist movement are used to control FES of muscles either to produce hand-grasp… (More)

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