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Gloves protect us from injury or the cold. The odd pair can even make sign language audible.

Now, thanks to an innovative engineering team at MIT, there is a glove that can measure tactile dexterity.

Equipped with microscopic gold filaments, the glove’s specially developed sensors, which use the ions from human sweat, can register even the smallest of changes. Such as the vibration of the pulse.

With the sensors embedded in a silk glove’s fingertips and palm, it is possible to measure the pressure generated by holding a balloon or lifting a glass.

One day those who have been affected by neurological conditions or strokes could use the technology to retrain their motor skills.


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