MyGlove: Assisting Hand Movements, Grip, and Tremor
A 3D printed hand controlled by a different microcontroller circuit is used to model a human hand. MyGlove’s functionalities of assisting hand movements, improving grip, and detecting and controlling tremor have been developed and validated. Algorithms have been fine-tuned and re-verified. MyGlove’s assist functionality successfully helps in closing the hand faster than without it. The assist functionality will also be more effective on a real hand without the constraints of a modeled hand. MyGlove additionally improves grip for holding objects and accurately detects and controls various tremors. Based on the severity of involuntary hand movements and tremors, customization of the assist strength factor and tremor control parameters have been effectively tested. MyGlove’s user-friendliness, customization, and features can also be enhanced further. The use of MyGlove will greatly lead to a higher quality lifestyle for a wide range of people impacted with tremor and the loss of hand motor control.