Wireless sleeve to help people recover arm use after stroke

Scientists at the University of Southampton are to develop and trial a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover use of their arm and hand. Led by Professor Jane Burridge, the team will create a wireless sleeve, which will provide automatic, intelligent information about muscle movement and strength while patients practice every-day tasks at home.


Photo: Man sitting at a table solving a movement puzzle

While stroke patients are practicing everyday tasks at home, the wireless sleeve will provide automatic information about muscle movement and strength; © University of Southampton