New R&D project:
AMoRSA – Adaptive and highly motivating platform for the rehabilitation of patients with arm palsy following a stroke
by Stefanie Rudrich
Marketing Manager (Brain Products)
Following various innovative projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in previous years, together with leading researchers Brain Products was successful in gaining funding for a couple of more projects. Here, we proudly introduce one of them in more detail: AMoRSA.
AMoRSA stands for “Adaptive and highly motivating platform for the rehabilitation of patients with arm palsy following a stroke“. The project kicked off on March 1st, 2017 (ending February 29th, 2020).
Besides Brain Products, project partners are:
Eberhard Karls University
Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Tuebingen (Germany)
Promotion Software GmbH
In Germany, there are hundreds and thousands of people which are paralyzed as a consequence of a crippling stroke. They suffer from a low quality of life and the costs for the health care system are high.
In this project we want to create an intelligent rehabilitation platform for patients with arm palsy. The core of this system is a Brain Muscle Machine Interface, which navigates a robot linked to the paralyzed arm of the patient. The feedback of this movement reactivates defective connections to the brain. The rehabilitation platform is embedded in a serious game which integrates health data, monitors the training progress and motivates the patient in a continuous way. The success of the rehabilitation activity becomes visible and comprehensible.
For further information, please visit www.technik-zum-menschen-bringen.de/projekte/amorsa. We will also keep you updated on “AMoRSA” in future issues of our newsletter to make sure you will not miss any major steps related to this innovative project.