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Bioservo is bringing NASA’s real-life Power Glove down to earth
If you’ve ever had to hold a wrench in place for any length of time exerting a decent amount of force, you know it sucks. NASA also knew it sucked, and doubly so when you’re floating in space, so they created the RoboGlove, a battery-powered force-multiplying glove that lets you add some power and longevity to your grip. Now, RoboGlove is coming to earth-bound humans thanks to Swedish exoskeleton company Bioservo Technologies. Bioservo already creates the “SEM” or “Soft Extra Muscle” glove, which helps increase the grip of people who may have a weaker one due to injury, and does so via a soft, external sleeve instead of the bulky mechanical apparatus you might expect from indulging in too much steampunk. Bioservo will combine that tech with the RoboGlove to turn us into even more effective casual cyborgs.