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Russia: New CybertSuit helps patients rehabilitate after injuries03:32

Russia: New CybertSuit helps patients rehabilitate after injuries

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 25, 2016 at 08:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian scientists presented the so-called CyberSuit in Moscow, Saturday, which they claim will help patients rehabilitate injuries, including cerebral hemorrhage.

Speaking about her creation, the biologist and project leader, Olga Levitskaya, jokingly remarked that "it starts from blood, pain and so on." She explained that the idea came to her after she injured her arm and lost its motion activity, noting "when the surgeon was going to make an operation [on my arm], I asked him 'can I play the double bass after the operation?' He answered 'probably' and I joked 'great, I have never played before'."

In the six-month period, a group of programmers and engineers headed by Levitskaya created a "long glove," which was able to read movements of a healthy arm and copy it on an injured one. Within 21 days, Levitskaya 'learnt' to play a double bass by "reading" and "replaying" movements of a professional musician.

After the glove was successfully tested, the scientists studied the imitation of tactual and kinesthetic sensations with the help of virtual reality.

Currently there are two types of the CyberSuit: the one for men, consisting of gloves, pants and a shirt and the one for women, which includes gloves, stockings and a bodysuit. As of now, the suit is custom-built; however, it is intended to be available to a wider audience in 2020, once it enters the market.

Russia: New CybertSuit helps patients rehabilitate after injuries03:32
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Russian scientists presented the so-called CyberSuit in Moscow, Saturday, which they claim will help patients rehabilitate injuries, including cerebral hemorrhage.

Speaking about her creation, the biologist and project leader, Olga Levitskaya, jokingly remarked that "it starts from blood, pain and so on." She explained that the idea came to her after she injured her arm and lost its motion activity, noting "when the surgeon was going to make an operation [on my arm], I asked him 'can I play the double bass after the operation?' He answered 'probably' and I joked 'great, I have never played before'."

In the six-month period, a group of programmers and engineers headed by Levitskaya created a "long glove," which was able to read movements of a healthy arm and copy it on an injured one. Within 21 days, Levitskaya 'learnt' to play a double bass by "reading" and "replaying" movements of a professional musician.

After the glove was successfully tested, the scientists studied the imitation of tactual and kinesthetic sensations with the help of virtual reality.

Currently there are two types of the CyberSuit: the one for men, consisting of gloves, pants and a shirt and the one for women, which includes gloves, stockings and a bodysuit. As of now, the suit is custom-built; however, it is intended to be available to a wider audience in 2020, once it enters the market.

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