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Carbonhand’s function is similar to that of your hand. A hand grip is usually initiated from the muscles of the forearm. These muscles pull the tendons that go out to the fingers.
Carbonhand works the same way: The pressure sensitive sensors in the glove’s fingertips detect when the user grabs an object. A microcomputer calculates the amount of power to be added and small motors, in turn, pull thin lines that go into the glove’s fingers. The lines pull the glove’s fingers and the extra force is created. The greater the pressure on the sensors, the more power the glove provides. Carbonhand also adjusts the power added to the weight of the object to be lifted.The strength and sensitivity of the sensors as well as the amount of extra power can be individually tailored. Additionally, the length of the fingers in the Carbonhand glove can be adjusted to the wearer.
You can preset different grip profiles containing tailored combinations of settings that are adjusted to the wearers personal needs. This may be suitable if, for example, you are in need of different amounts of power at different times. For example, there may be a need for less assistance in the morning than in the afternoon when you are tired or if you have different types of tasks that require a lot of power. All adjustments can easily be done using the Carbonhand app. The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play free of charge. It is however important to discuss Carbonhand® with your healthcare professional and arrange for a trial/test.