This High-Tech Medical Glove Looks Like the Nintendo Power Glove

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 12:44PM
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Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 12:44PM
This High-Tech Medical Glove Looks Like the Nintendo Power Glove
When Nintendo released the Power Glove in 1989, a generation of kids immediately became convinced that the future was now, old man. Within a year, however, the Power Glove proved to be a clunky, ineffective piece of junk that didn't do much besides look cool. Since then, the Power Glove is mostly a collector's item, except for that one the Robot Chicken staff jury-rigged for animating stop-motion scenes. Now, however, we may be seeing its reincarnation in this awesome medical glove designed by the engineering department at UC San Diego:



Just to be clear: this is a wholly new glove that just happens to look like a medical version of the Power Glove. Regardless, it's still awesome. As the video shows, it's designed to sense muscle stiffness and other disorders, all by just touching someone's skin.

Along with the newly announced winners of the $10 million XPRIZE contest to create a working Tricorder, we are this close to being able to walk into a hospital and calling a doctor "Bones."
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