Finger Fine Mobility
Elaboration and Clinical Trials of Playing Technique for Developing the Finger Fine Motility Based on the Working Kinematic Model
Tech Area / Field
3 Approved without Funding
VNIIEF, Russia, N. Novgorod reg., Sarov
- Academican N.N. Burdenko Scientific Research Institute of Neurosurgery, Russia, Moscow
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, TN, Oak Ridge
Project summaryWithin the framework of the project proposed the mechanism of the working kinematic model (puppet) for developing the finger fine motility with controllable parameters of biofeedback (WKM – BF) will be elaborated and bench test and clinical trials of this mechanism will be carried out. Elaboration of the WKM mechanism will be carried out in compliance with scientific and practical data on rehabilitation of such diseases as infantile cerebral paralysis, epilepsy, parkinsonism, vascular cerebropathy, spinal cord traumas, brain injuries, peripheral nervous system traumas, neurosis, etc., which have been acquired by the employees of N.N. Burdenko Scientific Research Institute of Neurosurgery and Center of Psychological and Educational Rehabilitation and Correction “Na Taganke”.
To make the WKM handling easier for physicians, an electronic circuit of recording the kinematic model parameters (software and layout of tensor detectors and environment gages) will be designed.
A technique for analyzing dynamics of WKM effect on the patient’s nervous system will be developed separately.
After bench test of the working prototype of the training model and the trial of the new correction technique in neurorehabilitation groups of N.N. Burdenko Scientific Research Institute of Neurosurgery and Center of Psychological and Educational Rehabilitation and Correction “Na Taganke” the follow-on training models will be made to fully satisfy the needs in rehabilitation treatment of various forms of superior limb affection in conditions similar to clinical.
The results of research will be published and reported at the international conferences. Once the project is completed, the new WKM and the finger fine motility development technique will be recommended for wide use in rehabilitation of patients with movement and superior limb coordination disorders, especially in pediatric practice. The great experience and high qualification of the employees of Russian Federal Nuclear Center and Moscow N.N. Burdenko Scientific Research Institute of Neurosurgery (which is the leading institute of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in the field of neurorehabilitation) involved for this task, as well as scientific-engineering capabilities of these institutions guarantee successful project implementation.
The project goals are:
- To elaborate the working kinematic model (WKM) for developing the finger fine motility with biofeedback enabling to apply more successful rehabilitation techniques to the patients with affected central nervous system.
- To create a unique WKM-based playing technique using a puppet.
- To develop an electronic system allowing more efficient evaluation of electrophysiological processes of the muscles under examination and electrical activity of cerebrum.
- To reduce the terms of rehabilitation of the patients with movement and superior limb coordination disorders (by 20-30%). To improve rehabilitation quality, especially in pediatric practice, through using a puppet.
- To enhance application of the working kinematic model in working with children suffering from emotional problems by combining psychotherapeutic and functional methods.
- To improve the life quality of patients.
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