Nikolay Muraviov, a resident of the IT park of Siberian State Medical University (SSMU), who developed a VR application for rehabilitation after spinal injuries, became the best young scientist at the Week of Science in Tomsk Region, the regional innovation portal reports. "VR movement" software is designed for smartphones and VR headsets. Its goal is to improve the efficiency of rehabilitation after spinal and musculoskeletal injuries and stroke.
“The course includes several simple sets of exercises, which are developed on the basis of the methodology of ideomotion and brain plasticity,” explained Nikolay Muraviov. He also added that at the moment, scientists of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of SSMU are conducting a medical examination of the app, after which it will be improved. If developers are successful in finding funding for the project, the product release may take place as early as the end of 2018. The app will be available via official app stores for iOS and Android users.
Siberian State Medical University created the first medical IT-park in Russia to unite specialists in the field of medicine and IT in one space. As the flagship university, SSMU created a unique ecosystem with comfortable conditions for the development and implementation of advanced technologies in medicine and healthcare of the Tomsk region. Being the IT-park resident, Nikolay Muraviov has the opportunity to test the application together with leading SSMU neuroscientists, as well as to attract highly qualified medical specialists.