NUADA: What makes this hand exoskeleton so different?

NUADA hand exoskeleton

Since it was first envisioned, the NUADA glove evolved and improved. Currently, this hand exoskeleton has become one of the best devices on the market to help people to recover hand function and prevent hand injuries.

NUADA company is a Portuguese startup that developed a smart glove which enables the user to grab and lift heavy objects with a totally relaxed hand.

In this article we will address the story behind this idea and all the features that make NUADA glove so different from other solutions.

The story behind NUADA hand exoskeleton

The idea to develop NUADA, an innovative hand exoskeleton, emerged from a simple hand injury.

Our CEO broke one bone in his hand in a sports accident. He struggled to perform everyday tasks for several months. Holding a glass of water, for example, became a huge challenge, and many other routine tasks became impossible. In fact, it took him 2 years to regain his normal hand function.

The inspiration for the company’s name came from the legendary king of the Celtic gods, Nuada. The legend tells that he lost his hand in a battle but was able to replace it with a new fully functional one made of silver.

NUADA is a device that looks like a thin glove that hides a hand exoskeleton and a smart wristband. The system is light and unobtrusive, and it makes a huge difference in the user’s quality of life.

Main applications of NUADA Smart Glove

The NUADA system can be used to improve a wide range of tasks:

  • Grabbing and Lifting objects (up to 40 kg);
  • Support of the hand while handling vibrating heavy tools;
  • Prevent or recover from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs);
  • Decrease finger tremors;
  • Injury prevention;
  • Recovery of hand strength after a stroke or other health issues;
  • Hand rehabilitation.

As shown, the applications of this soft hand exoskeleton are quite diverse. NUADA is not only a healthcare device. It can also be used by healthy workers to prevent hand problems due to professional tasks. Wearing the NUADA glove enables the user to increase comfort while performing repetitive and heavy tasks increasing productivity.

In summary, NUADA hand exoskeleton can be used with 3 main objectives:

  • Injury prevention;
  • Functional support;
  • Rehabilitation treatments.


NUADA is a company based in Portugal. The team is composed of professionals from several different fields of expertise, such as:

  • Bioengineering;
  • Computer science;
  • Electromechanical engineering;
  • Textile engineering;
  • Regulatory and certifications;
  • Medical area;
  • Industrial manufacturing;
  • Communication and Marketing;
  • Design;
  • Management and Finance.

We work together, as a multidisciplinary team, to improve comfort and give more quality of life to anyone who needs to use this device.

What makes NUADA so different?

The NUADA glove is not the only device of its kind available on the market. However, its combined features make this hand exoskeleton a better option for most users. This device applies the latest technology, and the result is a non-intrusive system that helps people carry on with their lives.

NUADA is different because of these distinctive features:

  • Safe;
  • Simple;
  • Small, light and discrete;
  • Affordable;
  • Compatible with everyday use.

“We believe that NUADA has the potential to become a leading company in the hand exoskeletons field, due to its technical innovations”, says its CEO, Filipe Quinaz.

Learn more about NUADA, a device that is both light and powerful.

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