The RoboGlove, developed by NASA and GM for use on the International Space Station, is finding new life on Earth in health care, manufacturing, and other industrial applications though a licensing agreement between GM and Bioservo Technologies AB, a Swedish medical technology company. The battery-powered wearable was developed during a nine-year collaboration that included the launch of the humanoid robot called Robonaut 2 (R2) into space in 2011. The RoboGlove uses leading-edge sensors, actuators, and tendons that are comparable to the nerves, muscles, and tendons in a human hand. Bioservo will combine technology from its SEM Glove (Soft Extra Muscle) technology with the RoboGlove. The company will initially develop a new grasp assist device for industrial use that could increase human operator efficiency while reducing fatigue in hand muscles. Research shows fatigue can occur within a few minutes of continuously gripping a tool.