from RK Health Ministry’s Digitalization Office
The UN has included Kazakhstan students’ invention, intended for rehabilitation of patients after a stroke, in the TOP-20 of innovative solutions of the world, Kazpravda.kz reports.
A group of Kazakhstan scientists led by B. Abdikenov, who founded ReLive company, has developed a unique platform designed to rehabilitate patients after a stroke.
"The platform consists of equipment for reading brain signals, signal recognition software, a microcontroller and an upper limb exoskeleton. Brain signals in EEG format are transmitted via Bluetooth channels to a computer. After it the software recognizes and converts the signal for transmission to the controller built into the exoskeleton The system allows you to mentally manage the exoskeleton, which will speed up the process of patients’ recovery. The prototype has passed the test operation and is fully functioning, "the Digitalization Office of the Health Ministry says.
It is noted that the mission of ReLive is to expand the functions of the neuro-rehabilitation robotic platform with the help of artificial intelligence. The company consists of researchers and graduates of the Nazarbayev University who have experience in the field of robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The research team has already developed rehabilitation devices for walking, ankles and upper limbs.
During the International exhibition Astana DigitalHealth, held October 25-26 in Astana, the ReLive project was presented to the UNICEF executive director, Henrietta Fore, and the Minister of Health of Kazakhstan, Elzhan Birtanov and received an award for best digital solution among other large international and Kazakhstan companies.
In addition, on December 23, 2018, during the meeting with young scientists, the project was demonstrated to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev.