Project 2020


We use our hands for everything, to hold a child's hand when crossing the street, to stroke the hair of a loved one. However, for various reasons, such as illness, accidents or advancing age, hand function is reduced in the lives of millions of people, affecting their quality of life.

NUADA is a revolutionary system that improves hand function in a safe, light and effective way, which was designed to be affordable and non-intrusive. This product uses thin, breathable and smart fabrics that adapt to users' hands. It is a technological development that aims to be an essential object that will be used on a daily basis, in such a way that people even forget that they are using it.

Furthermore, it will be necessary to allow the use of hands for intense work that requires some strength for long periods of time.


The main objective of the project is to develop a device to support the functions of the human hand in the form of a glove, intended for the health sector, industrial/professional activities and sporting activities, which will allow the strengthening of the user's hand capabilities in actions of grasping objects and transporting loads, such as shopping bags or suitcases.

The objective of the project is to develop two different types of the device. A first typology is simpler, lighter and more economically advantageous, with exclusively mechanical actuation; and a second typology, with electromechanical actuation, which includes the use of electronic components, sensing, electromechanical actuation, battery, app system and Cloud application.

The second typology aims to enable “intelligent” performance of the device, but at the same time also provide monitoring of the patient's activity, with this information being able to be used in a healthcare context, facilitating a diagnosis or patient evolution/response. to a treatment and even improving the personalization of the treatment and the glove to the patient.


The nature of R&D results from the development of a glove that supports the function of the human hand, additionally allowing data to be collected from the user and their activity for clinical assessment, which is ergonomic, aesthetic and imperceptible to the patient and which has a capacity of greater support than the NASA glove.