Gaming Glove for Physical Therapy on the Futuretech Podcast. Welcome to FutureTech Podcast with your hosts Jon Irwin and The Startup Coach. We’re your guides to the world of cutting-edge technology, innovation, and business trends.
Key Take Aways
- Wearable gaming glove developed by Anthropic for physical therapy and rehabilitation at home.
- Uses computer vision and AI to track hand and finger motion without sensors.
- Based on video input from a smartphone camera.
- Turns individual exercises into competitive games to motivate progress and consistency in therapy regimes.
- Aims to make physical therapy engagement more accessible and enjoyable outside of PT sessions.
- Software available as an SDK for clinics and therapists to design customized gamified routines.
- Potential applications include targeting upper limb issues like carpal tunnel or tennis elbow.
- Provides tactile feedback and can simulate various textures for an immersive experience.
- Available for pre-order at $350, potentially affordable for clinics.
- Future improvements may include resistance feedback and electronic muscle stimulation for enhanced therapy.
- Concerns about accuracy across diverse demographics and potential biases in tracking.