Researchers from South Korea’s Seoul National University have developed a robotic glove intended for first responders such as firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

The Exo-Glove supports repeated power grasping motions — wherein the thumb and all fingers are engaged in the grasping of an object by applying counter pressure. This stance, which demands considerable strength, is made efficient for first responders engaged in various emergency-related tasks using the robotic glove, according to its developers.

Additionally, the Exo-Glove is controlled via an electromyography sensor, which measures the electrical activity of the wearer's muscles.

For more information on the glove, watch the accompanying video that appears courtesy of Seoul National University.

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