Helping hand for patients

EsoGlove is a soft robotic glove to help patients with neurological disorders regain lost hand functions. Mr Neo Yong Choon had a stroke and is receiving this treatment.
EsoGlove is a soft robotic glove to help patients with neurological disorders regain lost hand functions. Mr Neo Yong Choon had a stroke and is receiving this treatment.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

As a virtual hand on the screen moves a drink can onto a tray, Mr Neo Yong Choon tries to carry out the same hand movement.

This is no easy task for the 56-year-old former driver, who suffered a hemorrhagic stroke two years ago that left the right side of his body paralysed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2018, with the headline 'Helping hand for patients'. Print Edition | Subscribe