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Nova

15.000.000 strokes occur worldwide each year. Roughly 50% of the patients suffer from Hemiplegia, a condition that inhibits you from using one side of your body. Typically, one of the first things you need to do is to relearn walking. Unfortunately, intensive rehab often stops too early.

 

NOVA

Your home rehab therapist

Next generation stroke rehabilitation robotics, done in collaboration with ABB LTD.

 
 
 

Time

10 weeks 2017

Category

Team with Aileen Kassing

Client

ABB Ltd

 
 
 

Project outline

Together with ABB Corporate Research we spent 7 weeks developing the future of collaborative robotics. Focus has been on exploring human-product interaction and interactive prototyping.

Challenge

15.000.000 strokes occur worldwide each year. Roughly 50% of the patients suffer from Hemiplegia, a condition that inhibits you from using one side of your body. Typically, one of the first things you need to do is to relearn walking. Unfortunately, intensive rehab often stops too early.

Result

Meet Nova, the new home rehab guide that will help patients to relearn a healthy gait throughout the day. Motion trakcing sensors combined with smart textiles will teach patients how to walk correctly again.

 
 
 

With the App, you don’t have to wait for the big improvements to become visible though: It provides immediate feedback, sends you reminders and guides you through your daily set of exercises. This way, your brain gets enough stimulation for a successful recovery. The information will be directly communicated to your therapists and doctors. They can see in-depths information about your rehab process and adjust the treatment to your needs at any time.