July 07, 2016
Jonathan Vanian

Following a trip to the International Space Station, General Motors plans to lending a helping hand back here on Earth next.

General Motors and Swedish medical technology company Bioservo announced on Wednesday that they are developing a new wearable robotic glove that will serve as the successor to a previous robotic glove developed by GM and NASA.

The new glove is meant to prevent repetitive-stress injuries that may occur when workers spend hours of the day performing laborious tasks like operating power tools or putting together components on an assembly line.