Hand prostheses with integrated telemetry allow you to remotely troubleshoot

Hand prostheses with integrated telemetry allow you to remotely troubleshoot

For the first time, robotic hand prostheses with built-in telemetry were installed, so that data on the operation of functional prostheses can be transmitted to the developer and the doctor. This will allow specialists to monitor the rehabilitation in real time and provide advice to users.

Hand prostheses with integrated telemetry allow you to remotely troubleshoot

In order to adapt to the prosthesis and learn how to effectively manage it, a person needs to undergo a rehabilitation course. Built-in telemetry makes this process more efficient and understandable to the user. Previously, patients had to adjust to the prosthesis on their own, only occasionally visiting rehabilitologists to configure and adapt the device. The difficulties associated with this led some people to abandon the use of the prosthesis. Work in online mode allows specialists to remotely eliminate arising difficulties in rehabilitation and prevent malfunctions.

“When you have learned to live without a hand for many years, it’s difficult to decide on prosthetics, and even more so how to use the device. But I understand that a functional prosthesis is a contribution to my healthy future, without scoliosis and atrophied muscles. Telerehabilitation is a lifeline. I’m in one place, engineers and rehabilitologists in another, how can I explain to them over the phone, for example, that something doesn’t work for me or why something doesn’t work? Now there is enough Internet access and everything will be clear without words. I can be calm that I will not throw my prosthesis ", – the user of bionic prostheses shared.

Hand prostheses with integrated telemetry allow you to remotely troubleshoot

The project on remote telemetry is tested on bionic prostheses of the company "Motorika", and in the future it will be available for all technical means of rehabilitation. The decision to launch the project in Irkutsk and Bashkiria was made by the Social Insurance Fund of the region and the development company Motorika in October 2018.

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