Tendo - a new quality of life for people with grip related constraints
Purpose and goal
More than 5% of the population in the western world suffers from grip-related constraints in everyday life, caused by accidents, aging or diseases such as stroke or rheumatism. In this project we will carry out development activities aimed at approaching market introduction of our grip-assisting glove, a unique solution based on modern robot technology. The objective is to successfully carry out a user study and prototype test in an operating environment. In addition, we plan to conduct technical investigations aimed for developing a solution for commercial use.
Expected results and effects
Effects: Confirmed user experience of functionality and performance. Feedback from the study will be crucial when the final release for commercial use is being developed, and for our continued efforts in research and innovation. The need for expensive surgical procedures will be significantly reduced as a result of our product entering the market. The project results in a first version of the product Grip-assisting glove. In turn, this will be the basis for the development of customized versions for specific purposes.
Planned approach and implementation
The project begins with AP1 where a user study is performed. This includes prototype validation and collection of requirements regarding the final product. Sofie, Pontus, Robin, Joe + medical advisement from hospitals participate. AP2 includes investigations concerning design and manufacturing. Activities include simulation and quality assurance and manufacturing methods. Sofie, Pontus, Robin, Joe, + experts from HN Engineering and Test Engineer takes part. The project is in progress until Q4, 2019.