Closed-loop communication system to support highly responsive neuromuscular assistive stimulation
Worldwide, 2 million neural disease patients may benefit from functional electrical stimulation. Existing wearable assistive actuators (e.g. neuromuscular stimulators) lack context and situational awareness, and thus increase the patients’ safety risks and reduce their quality of life. We propose an innovative closed-loop wireless communication system that adds i) intelligent monitoring, ii) automated neuromuscular stimulation, iii) feedback from the actuator-to-coordinator for tuning and decision-making.
Project period: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2023
Funding source: Estonian Research Council PUT project PRG424