Hand Exoskeleton for Quadriplegic Patients

December 13, 2016 05:30 PM
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Quadriplegia, mostly due to cervical spinal cord injury caused by traffic accidents, falls and violence, deprives patients of control of all their limbs. For the rest of their lives, such people are bound to wheelchairs, incapable of performing even the simplest tasks, such as lifting a fork or a cup. Researchers at the University of Tubingen, Germany, are experimenting with a hand exoskeleton that may make quadriplegics' lives easier. VOA's George Putic reports.