Charalampos Ioannou is an 18-year-old from Greece, and a finalist in this year’s Google Science Fair.
For his project, he developed a exoskeleton glove that helps people with disabilities that limit how strong their hands are. The glove makes their grasp stronger by sensing the movements they are trying to make and enhancing the force they create.
These people either move their limbs slightly, or do not have the stability to move and grab everyday objects. This topic was chosen because one day I realised how difficult my grandmother’s everyday life was, by suffering from an upper hand disability that she has not the proper amount of grasping force to use every day objects and devices.
Ioannou is a finalist in Google’s Science Fair. To see who she’s going against, click here >
Here his video submission to the science fair. You can see the hand in action just after the one-minute mark:
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