Bioservo releases a new version of its healthcare glove: Carbonhand®
Carbonhand® is the result of Bioservo Technologies' own extensive research and development paired with user feedback, recommendations of occupational therapists as well as physiotherapists and the participation in several EU research projects, e.g. HandinMind, ironHand. It provides an improved user experience; the wearer comfort is maximized and glove design enhanced, making the glove suitable for a wider range of users. Like its predecessor SEM Glove™, Carbonhand® can be adjusted and fine tuned to the wearers needs and prerequisites. To make this as easy as possible Bioservo has launched an app as an accessory to the glove. The Carbonhand® app is available for iPhone and Android devices.
'We are very proud to provide an upgraded version of our popular glove which is the result of extensive own research combined with invaluable user feedback. Furthermore, I am excited to launch the Carbonhand® app, making it simple to tailor-make the gloves functionality to the individual's needs', says Erik Landgren, CEO of Bioservo.
The name Carbonhand® was chosen as a tribute to the quintessential element carbon. By selecting this name Bioservo wants to emphasize that its technology simply blends in, enhances and does not control the human body.
Carbonhand® is now available to order and the Carbonhand® app can be downloaded from the App store or Google Play store. Carbonhand® will replace the currently available SEM Glove™.
About Carbonhand®: The power-enhancing, user-friendly Carbonhand® is as flexible as an ordinary glove while compensating for and adding power and strength when the user needs to tighten his/her grip. It consists of two parts: a Carbonhand® glove, available in 6 sizes as well as left and right versions, and a lightweight Carbonhand® unit. The glove and the unit are connected via a cord that is available in different lengths. The Carbonhand® unit is driven by two rechargeable batteries. The total weight of Carbonhand® is approximately 700 g.
Bioservo Technologies in short
Bioservo Technologies (publ) is a technology and development company that combines medical science with modern robotics. The company has a leading global position within soft exoskeleton technology, wearable non-invasive products, for people in need of extra power to support the body's endurance and performance, or for people with reduced muscular strength.
After many years of research and development, Bioservo Technologies now focus on the commercialization of its products and patented technologies. The developed gloves are well suited for both rehabilitation within health and medical care and preventively for professionals in the industry. The company has signed strategic cooperation agreements with car manufacturer General Motors/NASA, General Electric, Eiffage Infrastructures, JM and aircraft manufacturer Airbus among others.
Bioservo Technologies was founded in 2006 through a collaboration between researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology and doctors at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. Bioservo Technologies is a Swedish public company with headquarters and operations in Kista, north of Stockholm.
In 2012, Bioservo Technologies won the international innovation competition Robotdalen Innovation Award.