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Belarusian student invents robotic glove helping people after stroke

A Gomel student has assembled an improvised robotic complex. It will help in the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered a stroke. The model is actually a glove equipped with microengines.

It is controlled using the original software from any mobile phone. At the same time, it is cheaper than foreign analogues at least by a hundred times.

Maksim Kiryanov, inventor, student of Gomel State Machine-Building College:
The idea came to me when I was in the cardiology center, when I personally found out what a stroke is and how expensive its rehabilitation is. Devices that now exist are costly and cumbersome. The patient cannot take them home. I made a compact device with a battery for 12 hours of work.

The design and consultations with doctors took only two months. As a result, the student has created several generations of such devices.

Alexander Dobriyan, CTV:
This is a common construction glove, five hooks, a fishing line, the processor and, of course, technical education. That was enough to learn how to return to former life people undergoing a serious illness such as a stroke.

Maksim Kiryanov:
The cost is about BYN50.

Maksim Kiryanov has written software that takes into account the individual needs of each patient. In the future, it will be possible to download the software on any mobile device.

Potential investors are already interested in the invention. In the future, the device will be made to order. Its scope can be extended: for example those who are recovering from a hand injury and burns will also be able to use it.

Belarusian student invents robotic glove helping people after stroke