Ironhand has announced that, in partnership with Robo-Glove, it has won NASA´s commercial invention of the year award, the company said.
Ironhand is an active soft exoskeleton for the hand, based on Bioservo´s SEM Technology in combination with Robo-Glove, invented by NASA and General Motors.
Robo-Glove is a soft robotic muscle strengthening system for professional users. In developing the Robo-Glove, NASA set out to assist astronauts, improve the efficiency of spacewalks and extend its capabilities in space exploration. Co-developer General Motors sought to improve the safety and effectiveness of the production operators working in its manufacturing plants.
Bioservo Technologies AB (publ) is in wearable muscle strengthening systems for people in need of extra strength and endurance.
The company has a unique global position within soft exoskeleton technology for the hand, both for industrial applications to improve the health for workers and to improve quality of life for people with reduced muscle strength.