Engineers from the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Lausanne have developed an exoskeleton arm, controlled by a rubber helmet
How it works
On the patient's chest is a block with motors, from it along the arm there are tendon cables that attach to the fingers and react to brain impulses transmitted by the EEG helmet with electrodes, which causes the hand to move. The system takes into account the user's features and can also be controlled by voice commands on the smartphone or eye movements.
Convenient and practical
The developers themselves say that putting the device on is fairly easy and it does not take much time, and its light weight will not cause discomfort. Tests on people who survived spinal cord injuries and stroke were successful, and scientists are going to improve and complicate the design for widespread use.
Published on the YouTube channel EPFL video demonstrates the work of the exoskeleton:
By the way, not so long ago in the US officially approved the production and sale of medical exoskeletons.