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Meltz Neurorehabilitation Robotic Hand

The Meltz neuro-rehabilitation robotic hand is a device created by Meltin MMI Co., Ltd. It moves the user's hands in accordance with the user's own brain signals, helping the user function as well as offering the opportunity for improvement.

Meltin MMI Co., Ltd. has developed a next-generation robot device "MELTz" that provides a new type of rehabilitation called "neurorehabilitation" for people who have been paralyzed by a stroke by applying the latest brain science, AI, robots, and biosignals.

It has three excellent features:
(1) it can accurately read biological signals,
(2) it can perform powerful movements thanks to its unique structure, and
(3) it is easy to use.

Through cyborg technology, MELTIN will continue to aim to realize a society in which everyone can choose their life and work, regardless of age or physical ability, and live in their own way without any inconvenience.

This device is almost an anti-endoskeleton (or anti-powered suit), in that it deliberately provides programmed and calibrateed resistance to specific movements rather than amplifying them, so the human's muscles can regain strength.

I've written about several devices like this, of increasing sophistication, over the years since 2005: see AKROD v2 - Active Knee Rehabilitation Device Human Trials, Robot Hand HOWARD Stroke Rehabilitation (a particularly close analog to this story) and RehaBot Physical Therapy Robot Proposed.

Thanks to T.Yamazaki for posting this story on Twitter.

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