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A robotic glove - is it the solution to being able to live an active life if the grip of the hand is weak after a plexus injury?

Research project Can a robotic glove that strengthens the grip of the hand make everyday life easier for people with plexus injuries? What are the effects of surgery and rehabilitation and are those who have received interventions satisfied? What is the impact of rehabilitation for patients with traumatic or birth-related plexus injuries?

The brachial plexus is the nerve fibre of the arm and consists of nerves that control muscle function and sensation in the shoulder, arm and hand. Injury to the brachial plexus can occur during complicated labour, known as birth-related plexus injury, or during high-energy violence, known as traumatic plexus injury. Severe damage to the nerve plexus affects the mobility and strength of the arm, making it difficult to perform everyday activities.

Head of project

Helena Millkvist
Doctoral student, other position

Project overview

Project period:

2022-08-01 2025-12-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Diagnostics and Intervention, Faculty of Medicine

Research area

Clinical medicine
Latest update: 2024-05-02