Robot guide to direct hand movements

The device developed at George Mason University, which you can view by visiting the link below, helps patients with certain difficulties to be able to perform repetitive physical movements for therapy.This logic could soon be applied to a much more variety of physical tasks, which may enable to teach healthy people without any movement problems, certain tasks. The recently emerging machines called “exoskeletons” for example, can be used by applying the same logic, given the appropriate programming is done for the required movements.

For instance, it is already possible to program a humanoid robot to perform any required set of motions, first by introducing the movements manually. Recording all the details of the movements, the robot can then repeat those movements with precision. When exoskeletons will be common and developed enough, this concept may be applied and teaching anybody a certain body skill such as dancing, sports etc… might be done in a much more effective manner.

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