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Volgograd scientists have created an exoskeleton for an injured member of the SVO KXan 36 Daily News

Date: June 17, 2024 Time: 02:54:40

Andrey is a volunteer from the Northern Military District, who initially did not serve in the army, but was able to get him to sign a contract with the Ministry of Defense, reports RIA Novosti.

To do this, he first studied at the University of Special Forces in Gudermes, and then enrolled in his native Volgograd military enlistment office in the mobilization reserve. After a series of procedures, he was finally sent to Donbass and then transferred to the Kherson region.

Here I was in an assault detachment, which was attacked by the Ukrainian armed forces. He was injured during the execution of the following task: fragments from a grenade wounded his arm, ruptured an artery, entered his lung and spinal column, and one of them got stuck next to his heart. Andrei survived and was taken to the hospital.

According to Semikashev, he spent several months in hospitals. He returned to Volgograd only at the end of October with a fragment near his heart and an injured arm. His hand didn’t work, his arm was only slightly bent at the elbow.

At one of the hospitals, he met a team of scientists from Volgograd who were recruiting soldiers with hand injuries to participate in a rehabilitation program using the EXAR-34 exoskeleton they developed. Andrey was chosen, and then after a few adjustments the device was ready.

“Exar-34” – exoskeleton for habilitation (initial training of skills) and rehabilitation of patients with diseases of the upper extremities. It was developed by Volgograd medical scientists, employees of the Volgograd Medical University Alexander Vorobyov and Fedor Andryushchenko in 2013. For patients with disease of the upper extremities. Later they were joined by Evgeny Zozulya, Candidate of Economic Sciences, who took up the promotion of developments and the organizational part.

According to Andrei, the exoskeleton reacts even to a weak muscular impulse, helps to raise the arm and perform movements that were inaccessible after the injury. With his help, a month later, he was able to do normal household tasks with his diseased hand again, for example, using a screwdriver or brushing his teeth.

Now the hand has almost completely recovered, and Semikashev began to return to his former life and even work in the construction industry.

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