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UniExo exoskeleton device reduces recovery period caused by injuries by assisting and supporting patients outside the healthcare facilities

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  • Majority Adoption: We have expanded the pilot significantly and the program product or service has been adopted by the majority of our intended user base (i.e. 50% to 83% of the target population or 50,000 to 1,000,000 users).

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  • I want my idea piloted, and I prefer to do my own piloting in collaboration with the health system and with assistance from the Challenge partner

What is your legal / organizational structure?

  • We are a For-Profit Startup or Startup Social Enterprise

Innovator/Organizational Characteristics

  • International/global organization (implementing in multiple countries)

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • Partner Network website or social media

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Photo of Susan Jackewicz
Team

Hi Anton Holovachenko 
I'm Susan, an OpenIDEO Innovation Coach for this Challenge.
Did you know the deadline for idea submissions has been extended a couple of days, to Saturday, July 6 at 5pm PST? It might be helpful for the review committee if you could expand your answers a bit so we can have a better understanding of your proposal within context of this Challenge design brief, especially its impact in post-first fracture care. It might also help to post a link to one of your videos showing ease of use, and any other visual data you might have.
As an older person unfamiliar with how exeoskeletons work, I'm curious about two things 1) can you design/adapt them to any major bone joint system (i.e. legs, arms....hands and feet?) and 2) have you seen increases in a patient's confidence using your devices - along with the faster physical healing?
Thank you!
Best,
Susan

Photo of Anton Holovachenko
Team

For the general concept of how the exoskeleton for the elderly. This is a kind of robotic suit that assists all movements, just like a human assistant, but a robotic design made of metal, plastic, sensors, servo drives and a special computer unit. Once you make the first move, it assists you according to the activity. For example, in assistant mode device will help push you up when you lean to stand up, or it will slowly support you when you are sitting down.
In rehab mode work special algorithms for rehabilitation exercises under doctor surveillance online which, with an individual rehabilitation program for each client, shortens the time of its rehabilitation, increases the number of approaches to exercise load on the recommendation of the doctor, which is impossible in the conditions of stationary exercise.

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