Natural science

The exoskeleton will help brain damage after a stroke

МГУ имени М.В. Ломоносова

Scientists of the faculty of psychology of Moscow state University together with “University and Scientific center of neurology” study the effectiveness of the technology “the Exoskeleton of a hand driven non-invasive interface brain-computer”

An exoskeleton (from the Greek. έξω external σκελετός – skeleton) – a device to increase the force during movement, which repeats the biomechanics of human body.

Non-invasive interface “brain-computer” technology, based on the conversion of brain signals into control commands. It is non-invasive means, not involving invasion into the body.

In the development of technology neuropsychological syndrome analysis and psychological rehabilitation were used.

According to, Ph. D. Professor of psychological faculty of Moscow state University Yury Zinchenko, “the Technology aims to return the person to the full range of movements. First of all we are talking about arms, legs, recidivation apparatus”.

Before the rehabilitation psychologists, mental activity of the patients were not considered in this process. Now the emphasis of the restoration of the hand is not on physical exercise for developing muscle, but brain signals: the EEG is removed and the exoskeleton receives an electric pulse to restore.

Source: Moscow State University, Psychology in Russia.