Video: Russian Motorika has tested the myoelectric prosthesis of the forearm

Published on April 13, 2016

Video: Russian Motorika has tested the myoelectric prosthesis of the forearm

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Russian startup Motoryka, known for developing and implementing the federal program for providing disabled people with technical means for rehabilitating traction prostheses for children , completed debugging and conducted the first tests of the prototype of the myoelectric module of the artificial Stradivary brush. Developers write to Geektimes that the sensors work "with a bang."

The prosthesis is planned to start producing and installing in October-November 2016.

The myoelectric prosthesis, as the name implies, does not attach to the nerves, but uses superficial sensor. These sensors are embedded in the receiving sleeve and relate to certain places on the skin in the region of the muscles. With muscle contraction, the sensor detects potential and transmits a command to open or close the brush. Additionally, it is possible to control the prosthesis using a smartphone.

The installation of the prosthesis will take about an hour without taking into account the time for the manufacture of the sleeve by the prosthetist. Setup is done once. The main problem that may arise during installation is the weakly developed muscles of the forearm - in order to avoid this particular problem, Motoryka sets traction mechanical prostheses for children . How this installation takes place and who pays for it, read this article .

The company "Motorika" plans to bring the prosthesis to the market in October-November 2016, after "the first ever cyborg competition in the history of Cybathlon " in Zurich, the founder of the startup wrote on the site . At the competition, the team will perform with the support of ASI and the Skolkovo Robocenter. The pilot will perform tasks with the help of the prosthesis - lift bags and interact with various objects, details can be seen in the video below.

Cybathlon route example: