Disabled volunteers will try on the first exoskeleton from Skolkovo
The publication explains that “the exoskeleton is designed to increase a person’s physical strength through the use of an external frame. The use of exoskeleton can reduce the recovery time of patients with disabilities, as well as increase their mobility. "
In June of the current year, “ExoAtlet” won the Russian innovation competition “Startup Village”, now received the status of “participant of the Skolkovo Foundation”.
The author of the project Ekaterina Bereziy explained that the 2 versions of the exoskeleton have been proposed for today. The first option is rescue (for anti-terrorism work), the second is medical (for the rehabilitation of disabled people). The medical version was developed by order of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Now for its testing volunteers are recruited, about a hundred applications have already been received.
Almost half of the people who submitted applications for testing, have spinal injuries (47%). Among volunteers, mostly men - 72%.
“In the fall, pre-clinical trials will take place: we will see how convenient it is for different people to walk in the exoskeleton, take into account the wishes and set up the control system. If the exoskeleton passes certification, then within a few years the technology will become available not only for rehabilitation centers, but also for individuals. ”- declared Birch.
The exoskeleton was created on the basis of the Research Institute of Mechanics of Moscow State University, the cost of one copy will be from 1 to 1,5 million rubles.
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