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Advancer Technologies is currently developing a semi-autonomous pneumatic muscle actuated hand therapy glove for recovering stroke and neurologically ...
Materials: 1 - Glove: We suggest using a neoprene glove but most gloves will be suitable. 5 - Female Conductive Fabric Connectors: These can be mad...
You are going to want to cut rectangle sections of the extra/spare/scrap fabric that you gathered. These sections are going to form pockets for the fl...
Next, you are going to sow your fabric cutouts to the glove. For better aesthetics, we sowed mine to the inside of the glove. However, if you find thi...
Using the wire crimpers, crimp the female crimp terminals to each of the flex sensors' tabs (two per flex sensor). For extra strength, we soldered th...
If not secured to the glove, the flex sensors will slip out of the pockets. To keep this from happening, we will use Velcro squares attached to the fe...
If you did not buy the male and female conductive thread connectors, you will need to make them now. Instructions for making them can be found at the...
Next, you will need to make fabric tabs for the male connectors to be attached. These neoprene tabs will allow the glove to be stretched without the m...
When we constructed our glove, one mistake we made was, when we mapped out the path the conductive thread (from the male connectors to the female conn...
Now for the big moment! Measure out the conductive thread so that you have plenty to cover the distance between the male and female connectors (more i...
Once you get near the female connector, have the thread come up out of the neoprene at the top of the corresponding wire loop. Like with the male co...
Once you've threaded all your lines, your glove should be wired up for use. If you took your flex sensors out while you threaded the lines, put them b...
If you've gotten to this point, your Soft-Circuit position sensing glove is in working order so now the fun can begin! Flex sensors only change resis...
For this demo, we used an Arduino Duemilanove microcontroller hooked up to a PC. We used the same code as in this Instructable by Plusea.
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Posted:Oct 5, 2010
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