Specialists of the Competence Center of the National Technological Initiative on the basis of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU, Vladivostok) begin clinical trials of a hardware-software complex for the rehabilitation of stroke patients, using technology of virtual and augmented realities. This was announced to TASS on Thursday by the press service of Russian Venture Company.
More than 30 patients will participate in clinical trials. Among them will be people who have suffered an ischemic stroke with complications in the form of a neurological deficit.
Study participants will perform sets of exercises in a suit with the Teslasult feedback function. Motivation will be supported by specially selected motivational content reproduced in virtual reality. The hardware-software complex will also include programs for diagnosing the condition of the musculoskeletal system of a patient who has had a stroke. The rehabilitation course is designed for 10–12 days.
Scientists plan to get the first results at the end of the year.
The NTI Competence Center “Neurotechnology, technologies of virtual and augmented reality” (VR / AR) is one of the 14 centers of competence of the National Technological Initiative, is engaged in the development of biotechnology. Each of Centers brings together universities, research centers and innovative enterprises to create end-to-end technologies that will be in demand in new global markets in 15–20 years. The operator of the project to create the NTI Competence Centers is the Russian Venture Company.