GM-developed RoboGlove licensed to Swedish company
A robotic glove that increases the user’s strength developed by General Motors Co. and NASA has been licensed to a Swedish company that plans to adapt the glove for health care, manufacturing and other applications.
Bioservo Technologies AB, a Swedish medical technology company said Wednesday it will combine GM’s RoboGlove with its own SEM glove technology to create a product that could increase efficiency while reducing fatigue in hand muscles. GM said it be one of the first manufacturing customers for the glove and will test it at its plants. Bioservo will also use the glove for medical rehabilitation.
Financial details of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.
“The successor to RoboGlove can reduce the amount of force that a worker needs to exert when operating a tool for an extended time or with repetitive motions,” Kurt Wiese, vice president of GM Global Manufacturing Engineering, said in a statement.