Interactive Solutions to Facilitate Recovery in Patients with Severe Impairments

Deadline
31 may 2019

The Pirogov Surgery Center, Moscow Department of Labor and Social Security, Moscow Rehabilitation Center, and Moscow Agency of Innovations announce an open challenge for interactive solutions to facilitate recovery in patients with severe impairments, such as cerebrovascular disorders, spine injuries, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, polyneuropathy, muscle and joint disorders, vertebrogenic pain syndromes, etc.

Interactive computer graphics technologies are currently used to create artificial environments to give the user an impression of being present in a computer-generated world. In medicine, such technologies assist in surgeries, facilitate immersive learning experiences, etc. Beginning 2019, interactive technologies will be used in Russia to assist in neurorehabilitation.

Nearly 7,000 patients registered at the Moscow Rehabilitation Center have disabilities due to cerebral palsy. The existing comprehensive rehabilitation program can accommodate 1,440 patients a year.

The Pirogov Surgery Center plans to offer neurorehabilitation services to more than 1,000 patients

with major diseases annually.

This open challenge is designed to identify rehabilitation programs (including those based on interactive technologies) that could contribute to significant improvements in the neurorehabilitation of patients with severe impairments.

General technological requirements

adaptable for various categories of patients (customizable settings);

provides biological feedback on rehabilitation progress;

user-friendly;

hardware parts (sensors and transmitters) don't cause inconvenience to the patient during treatment and rehabilitation;

high-quality, high-resolution smooth video delivery.

Additional requirements

enables diagnostic assessment before, during, and after treatment or supportive care activities;

gathers and analyzes test and measurement data;

displays processed data as tables, charts, and diagrams.

Data requirements

1. patient motion diagnostics before, during and after a course of treatment – minimal, middle and maximal values;

hemodynamic data;

joint movement angles;

maintaining a stable body position when performing game-based assignments;

exercising: active or assisted;

value charts for each type of exercise;

number of launches for each game level;

number of completed games for each chosen program;

physician comments.

Specific requirements to AR solutions:

precise patient motion capture;

compatibility with various devices.

Specific requirements to VR solutions:

adjustable lenses and focal length;

high viewing angle;

additional sensors to track head position (accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor);

low-weight VR glasses/helmet.

Requirements to entrants

Participation is open to projects at various stages of development – from ideas to complete products. Small and medium innovative companies, entrepreneurs, research teams, and individual scientists are encouraged to apply.

Advantages for entrants

• an opportunity to run a pilot project in Moscow using the city's infrastructure (at this stage, equipment for testing purposes should be provided free of charge for a period of time agreed by the parties);

• an opportunity to gain residency in one of Moscow's innovation infrastructure facilities on privileged terms;

• an opportunity to establish direct contacts with potential customers from Moscow's government departments.

Submissions will be evaluated by a dedicated jury comprised of representatives of the Pirogov Surgery Center, Moscow Department of Labor and Social Security, Moscow Rehabilitation Center, Moscow Agency of Innovations, and other organizations.