Our Future is
in our hands
Fortunately, NUADA is here to empower the everyday tasks of the weaker hands. We are talking about an orchestrated daily care that allows active people, who find themselves less resourceful, to regain autonomy and reconnect with the world around them.
Some people ask: Why the name NUADA?
Nuada was, according to legend, the king of the Celtic gods. During a battle, he lost his hand and part of his arm, ceasing to be perfect and, therefore, losing the possibility of being king of the gods. Another god replaced Nuada, Bres, who was oppressing and made his subjects very unhappy. However, the god of healing Dian Cecht made the Nuada a fully functional hand made of silver, restoring him to perfection and the possibility of resuming his reign. Back on the throne, Nuada freed his people from oppression. The impact that, in this story, a physical characteristic of a single individual has on the entire population is quite interesting. Thus, the name of the main character, Nuada Silverhand, served as inspiration for the name of our system!
The story behind NUADA hand exoskeleton!
The idea to develop NUADA, an innovative hand exoskeleton, emerged from a simple hand injury.
Nuada’s CEO, Filipe Quinaz 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 exoskeleto and a smart wristband. The system is light and unobtrusive, and it makes a huge difference in the user’s quality of life.
We are proud of our partnership between our Association and NUADA. Thank you for introduce us, as our partners, to a better solution that can improve our beneficiaries’ everyday.
I’m sure this equipment will be able to satisfy the requirement of the users who work with grasping.
I wanted to share my thanks for bringing your product to my clinic for my patients to test. Their comments impressed me, such as:
- “This product will help many people”
- “This product can be very useful for those who work in restaurant kitchens”
- “I can write my name again”
- “My wrist does not hurt when I lift”
- “My elbow does not crack when I use this when lifting”
- “My thumb hurts less with NUADA”
Your product is quite impressive and I look forward to bringing it to the US soon. The hospitals are waiting!
It is truly remarkable and will help many people with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, as well as autoimmune disorders that affect the hands. I was particularly impressed by my patient with tremors who with 15 minutes of practice with the NUADA, was able to write his name after many years of his wife writing for him. He jokingly calls her his secretary!
My patient who suffered a CVA and has increased finger and wrist flexor tone, was able to write his name for the first time since his CVA. Another remarkable achievement due to the Nuada glove.
I also reflect on the trigger fingers that did not engage when my patient used the glove while performing prolonged grasping or the patient who experienced no more grinding in the elbow joint while pulling with the glove.
My patient who owns a restaurant and feels the glove could be safely used in a commercial kitchen to attest to its lightweight, yet durable qualities. It is great that the glove can help people regain function, but even more, help someone return to employment to regain self-esteem and a sense of livelihood.
NUADA improves physical abilities and psychological wellbeing, features that make it very valuable in the rehabilitation field.