The joint project of Beeline and Motorika, a participant of the Skolkovo Foundation, on remote monitoring of high-tech assistive devices, has won in the nomination for “Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion” at GSMA Global Mobile Awards International Competition in Barcelona.
In 2018 Beeline and Motorika Company have launched the first in the world project on remote monitoring of high-tech assistive devices. The combination of existing biotonic prostheses with mobile operator technologies will help solve one of the most significant problems that patients face – complex controls of the device. At the first stage, a part of Stradivarius smart arm prostheses, equipped with the GSM module, will be switched onto the IoT Beeline platform. In the patient’s personal office on the Motorika website, the physician overseeing the patient’s rehabilitation will see the aggregated and processed information on how the prosthetic device was used, and adapt the learning process and daily use of the device in real time. The connection of the bionic prosthesis to the Internet and the operator’s technological platforms served as the first step in creating a digital space around people with limited capabilities and established the conditions for the ecosystem of medical services to be created by the operator in the future.
Motorika, a company founded in 2015 by Ilya Chekh, an engineer with specialization in robotic technologies, and Vasily Khlebnikov, a specialist in 3D printing, is a resident of the biomedical technology cluster of the Skolkovo Foundation. Motorika creates tractional and bionic prostheses of upper extremities and the learning system for their users. The goal of the project team is to create the prosthetic device that will not only compare in capabilities with a real hand or arm but perhaps even surpass it. To this end, the company employs state-of-the art methods of controlling prosthetic devices (such as reading the electrical impulses from the muscles), while the prostheses themselves receive additional functions, such as full-color displays, control units for digital technology or radio-controlled models, with in-built cameras.
“All the robotic prostheses made by Motorika are now real gadgets with network connections,” says Ilya Chekh, co-founder and CEO of Motorika LLC. “In the near future, we will integrate even more new features into our device and turn our prostheses into full-fledged wearable gadgets that will significantly expand our users' capabilities in the digital world around us.”
“Receiving a GSMA Global Mobile Awards is a great honor, and quite an achievement,” says George Held, PJSC VympelCom’s Vice President for Development of New and Digital Business. “All the most important innovations are the work of the heart. We are very proud of our innovative digital solutions that can help improve the quality of human life quite significantly.”