Artful Innovation: Inclusive Design and Technology

July 20 – August 30, 2017 | A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program

Carpal Skin

Neri Oxman, MIT Media Lab

The Carpal Skin glove prototype was designed by Neri Oxman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. The glove was created to manage the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome. Each glove will be designed for a specific person, with hard and soft areas that address that person’s areas of pain. The glove limits the hand’s movement in some areas – like a splint – and frees movement in others.

Neri Oxman's Website A close up of a human hand covered in the Carpal Skin prototype that is white with various ridges on the outside.