Sean Treacy’s hurling Club Lurgan, are taking part in a study into the creation of 3D printed gloves for hand protection.
The initial field testing of the 3D printed glove is to commence at Sean Treacy’s sister football club Clann Éireann on Thursday 12/05/16
A current study sponsored by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Research Office has designed a hurling glove that offers the optimum protection from the most common injuries associated with hurling yet it also ensures that dexterity is not impeded. 3D technology has enabled the researchers to produce gloves that are bespoke for each player. The study is being directed by Daniel Harte, a hand therapist in the Southern Health and Social Care, and Dr. Abby Paterson, an internationally renowned expert on 3D technology and Lecturer at the Design School in Loughborough University.