I was watching a documentary recently on the development of space suits, both of IVA and EVA. The program made it clear that the most difficult thing was the development of the gloves.
The complexities involve the need to be airtight but still be able to feel tactile sensation, strong enough to withstand the rigors of, not only space, but manual labor while still being maneuverable to perform delicate technical operations.
My first thought was to seal the hands in a tube and control "robot hands" via a controller. That way the strength and dexterity can be increased.
It seems like robotic hands are a thing
This would also protect the gloves from possible punctures.
Is this a viable idea? Has it been considered before?