‘Bionic gloves’ bring back Bach for injured pianist

‘Bionic gloves’ bring back Bach

80-year-old pianist João Carlos Martins

struggled to play after injuring his right hand

He can now perform his favorite pieces again

thanks to these 3D-printed neoprene ''bionic gloves’’

The rods inside the gloves make his fingers spring back into place

"To be able to use all ten fingers of my hand to play the piano after twenty-two years is a miracle. Especially at the age of 80."

Industrial designer Ubiratan Bizarro

says he was inspired by Formula 1 racing technology