(Sweden) Bioservo Technologies is releasing an updated version of their exoskeleton glove – Ironhand 2.0. The updated model offers improved activation, better grip and advanced data collection to help reduce the occurrence of hand-related repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). The glove mimics the grasp movements of the user’s hands, providing extra strength and endurance to the grip, thus helping to conserve the worker’s energy and reduce the risk of RSIs and other musculoskeletal disorders.
In conjunction with the updated glove, the company is also launching the IronConnect Pro app to collect data from the glove when it is in use, and summarizes the data into ergonomic risk assessment reports in order to track the risk of injury, and prevent it.
The Ironhand system is a smart active exoskeleton, meaning that the glove is activated when the operator starts moving their hand to perform a task, using sensors located on the palm and in the fingers’ tips and middle phalanges. To further improve the glove’s functionality through machine learning, the glove learns from the user. So, after a while, it can finish a movement or grip at just the slightest flick of the user’s fingers – having learned how the operator moves their hand before and during a certain task. As the system is connected to the internet through 4G or Wi-Fi, it continuously sends collected data that can be analyzed.
For more information, visit www.bioservo.com