Musical Glove to Help Improve Mobility in Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries

by Kathy Jones on  July 19, 2012 at 9:52 PM News on IT in Healthcare
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Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a new musical glove which they hope will improve the sensation and mobility of people suffering from spinal cord injuries.
 Musical Glove to Help Improve Mobility in Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries
Musical Glove to Help Improve Mobility in Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries

The Mobile Music Touch (MMT) glove has already been tested on a group of volunteers who had suffered from a spinal cord injury for more than one year and the researchers found that the glove improved the sensation in the figures of the wearers.

The glove comes with a small box fitted on the back and can be used with a piano keyboard and vibrates a finger corresponding to the key which has to be tapped.

Stating that they were surprised over how successful the glove was lead researcher Tanya Markow said, "We were surprised by how much improvement they made in our study. For example, after using the glove, some participants were able to feel the texture of their bed sheets and clothes for the first time since their injury."

Source: Medindia

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