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Young Greek 2013 Google Science Fair Finalist

6-charalampos-ioannou-photo-1Charalampos Ioannou, an 18-year-old Greek, has developed an exoskeleton glove, thanks to which he is a finalist in 2013 Google Science Fair (GSF 2013).
Inspired by his grandmother, he developed this exoskeleton glove, which helps people with disabilities that limit their hands’ strength.
“These people either move their limbs slightly, or do not have the stability to move and grab everyday objects,” Ioannou said.
He continued, “This topic was chosen because one day I realized how difficult my grandmother’s everyday life was, by suffering from an upper hand disability that she has not the proper amount of grasping force to use every day objects and devices.”
The glove makes people with disabilities’ grasp stronger by sensing the movements they are trying to make and enhancing the force they create.
The Google Science Fair is an online science competition sponsored by Google, Lego, CERN, National Geographic and Scientific American. It was announced in January 2011.
The competition is open to 13–18 year old students around the globe, who formulate a hypothesis, perform an experiment, and present their results.
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