Author: ALEKSANDRA POPOVIĆ
Mentor: prof.dr.sc. ŽELJKO ŠITUM
Faculty: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
A system for physical therapy of the hand has been developed that can be used in the recovery of patients who have experienced a stroke. By supplying compressed air to the bionic muscles printed on a 3-D printer, located on the fingers of the glove, it is possible to move the joints of the fingers of the hand and perform finger bending and stretching exercises. It can also be used in industrial processes where it is necessary to perform certain tasks by human hands, but due to unfavorable conditions prevailing in the working environment (source of ionizing radiation, work with dangerous substances, high or low ambient temperatures, dust, moisture, etc.) the presence man had an adverse effect on his health.