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Russian scientists work on early scoliosis prevention device

2 Apr '21
Scientists of the Perm Polytechnic Institute are creating a portable device that will allow developing a new approach to the prevention and treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The product assumes a system of inertial sensors and sensors to measure the electrical activity of muscles. The data will undergo primary processing on a microcomputer, and then processing and analysis using neural networks. The user will be able to receive personalized recommendations on a mobile device. This was reported by the press service of the Perm Polytechnic.
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system significantly limit a person's mobility and motor skills. This leads to the fact that people are forced to stop working earlier. To reduce the incidence of disability and early disability, we need a tool that can detect deviations in the early stages, so we decided to develop the Monsys hardware and software complex. It is a portable device that will respond to human movements and make recommendations. The user will be able to track the results in a mobile application, - says the author of the project, graduate student of the Department of Computational Mathematics, Mechanics and Biomechanics Ivan Shitoev.
In comparison with analogues, the device assumes muscle myostimulation and automatic regulation of sensors. The price of the device will be about 500 thousand rubles - 2 times less than that of other devices in this category.

Scientists have already created a prototype of the device and developed algorithms for collecting and processing data from an accelerometer and a myo sensor. Now they are working on a mathematical model, a circuit for connecting sensors and connecting them to each other. The biomechanics' plans include carrying out studies of the musculoskeletal system and its clinical trials.

The project has already received grant support under the UMNIK-NTI competition of the Innovation Promotion Fund. For the development of the development of biomechanics received 500 thousand rubles.
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