Existo designs and manufactures light wearable technologies to augment human capabilities in daily living. The company’s first product is Sixto, a sixth robotic finger—a multi-use assistive device that provides grip capabilities for people with reduced hand function.
The light exoskeleton promotes independence in daily living, compensating for grip loss and enabling users to partially or completely regain their hand capabilities and, at the same time, improving their wellbeing, allowing them to feel autonomous again.
The robotic finger has a configuration that alternates rigid supports with soft joints, driven by an internal tendon that provides movement for the whole finger. This particular configuration allows the finger to better adapt to gripping objects of different shapes and sizes; it is controlled remotely by the user through a ring or EMG band, as per the user’s requirements.