The HandinMind – A “stroke glove” for better stroke rehabilitation
In the next two years, a new innovation called “HandinMind” will improve the quality of everyday life for many, including patients who have suffered a stroke. Thanks to a flexible glove, it will be possible to carry out tasks that would otherwise be impossible for a patient to manage.“HandinMind’s purpose matches up well with our ambition of further improving the vital rehabilitation after a stroke,” says Jörgen Borg, professor and head of Danderyd Hospital Rehabilitation Clinic.
More about HandinMind
In the autumn of 2013, the HandinMind project, which is partly financed by the EU’s Eurostars programme, was selected from over 500 applications in order to develop the idea of a special “stroke glove”.
The project combines European expertise from the latest robotics, modern communications engineering and successful stroke rehabiltation research. The “stroke glove”concept is intended to successfully train impaired or lost motor functions in stroke patients, compensate for weak hand function and support an effective rehabilitation in the everyday, home environment.
The Swedish medical technology company Bioservo, the Swiss company Hocoma and the Netherlands’s largest clinic for rehabilitation, Roessingh Research and Development, are all involved in the project. Danderyd Hospital is taking part in the specification of requirements and validation, and in this way making a contribution to ensuring that the end product surpasses ambitions for modern stroke treatment. Visit the HandinMind website