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Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Effectiveness of a Self-Controlled Soft Robotic Glove on Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Performance and Grasp and Pinch Force in Individuals With Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Neurologic Conditions / Spinal Cord Injury / Translational Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Effectiveness of a Self-Controlled Soft Robotic Glove on Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Performance and Grasp and Pinch Force in Individuals With Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520397. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP101D
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520397. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP101D
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Thirteen participants with cervical SCI used a soft robotic glove in a variety of tests compared to their baseline function. Results included a 50% improvement on the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test from baseline to glove trial and significant increases in grasp and pinch forces with the active glove. The glove was controlled by the participants with an external button pushed by the nontested hand. In the future, this device could be portable and used in the home or community.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kristin Nuckols

Contributing Authors: Carolina Correia, Kate Zhou, Diana Wagner, Conor Walsh