PRODUCTS DEVELOPED
Pneumatic Gloves
In recent decades, increase in the need for rehabilitation therapies have sparked interest in associated problems. According to several studies, the world’s elderly population is growing steadily, and will continue to do so. In addition to the problems due to increasing age, which cause a general slowing of bodiely functions, many people also suffer brain lesions leading to congnitive and motor disabilities. One possible way to these problems lies in the use of “Pneumatic Clothing” to provide assistance and perform rehabilitation. This approach implies that one should design within the field of medical technology from the same starting point as being used in all other design of everyday things. The main goal of this study is to enable them to perform rehabilitation exercises with the Pneumatic Clothing in their own homes or workplaces without the assistance of physicians and thereby to implement the concept of the biomedical applications in textiles.