Unlimited possibilities: Eight Russian developments for disabled

Facilities in Russia, according to the Ministry of Labor, about 12, 8 million people, about 40 million people - with limited mobility. For the purchase of technical means of rehabilitation in 2015 from the budget allocated more than 20 billion rubles. While most of the product purchase abroad. Russian startups, whose development can help people with disabilities - in the gallery.

Strollers ATVs

Unlimited possibilities: Eight Russian developments for disabled

The company "Katervil"

Project start: 2013

Founder: Ivan Nevzorov

Product: tracked wheelchairs with the electric drive

Cost: 400 000

Novosibirsk engineer engaged in the development of caterpillar wheel kolyaski- "SUV" when his friend had an accident and became disabled. "Rehabilitation equipment manufacturing experience is, constructs and controls lifts for wheelchairs since 2011. Because of what happened misfortune directed all its efforts on developing a special model that will help wheelchairs to move freely around the city ", - says Nevzorov.

In the first model, the engineer has invested 1 million rubles personal funds 600 000 raised through grants and donations. Caterwil - wheeled caterpillar model: on a flat surface moves on wheels, and the stairs and obstacles overcome on the "caterpillar", just press the button to change modes. Prototype wheelchairs friend Ivan Nevzorov tested in 2014.

"Remark, of course, a lot of it, we got it. Technical implementation liked stroller overcomes obstacles easily, but the footrests, armrests, seat - all turned out to be inconvenient. We then simply carried away functionality, but about the question of comfort forgotten ", - says Nevzorov.

Caterwil team has made changes to the design at the Novosibirsk plant "Schwabe - Defense and Security". Upon successful testing of new models at the end of 2015, in February 2016 carriages will be on sale. The main competitor is the French Caterwil stroller TopChair $ 1-2 million. "Our carriage has at least the minimum, and functional, but worth 3-5 times cheaper. She also has a long track that allows you to take into account the realities of Russia - the steep and uncomfortable "extreme" staircases Khrushchev, "- said Nevzorov.

Functional prosthetic

Unlimited possibilities: Eight Russian developments for disabled

Company: Motility

Project start: 2013

Founders; Ilya Cech, Vasily Khlebnikov

Product: Upper limb prostheses

Price: 80 000 - 100 000 rubles

The main "pain" of persons with disabilities in need of prosthetics - the inability to find a comfortable prosthesis, taking into account the individual characteristics. Engineer Ilya Cech (founder W.E.A.S. Robotics) and Vasily Khlebnikov, co-founder of the company Can-Touch, which specializes in 3D-printing services, took up this challenge.

"The research at the intersection of medicine and robotics believe the most popular and useful industry, that's how we came to the developments in the field of prosthetics," - said Cech. Prostheses made the 3D-printer. Control bionic or electromechanical prosthesis occurs due to residual muscle body reading pulses. "The principle of operation is similar to the ECG, but in this case, electronic sensors prosthesis touch the patient's skin and muscle contraction and read biotoki" - says Cech.

Prosthesis "learns" the brain to realize that the device has become part of the hand and control it is possible by means of reflexes. Some devices are equipped with minidispleem with access to the Internet.

Invested 1, 5 million of his own money after a few months the partners have received 5 million rubles seed investment. Five pilot models sold in 2015. "So far, all dentures produce individually. However, now there are negotiations with a prosthetic now in Voronezh, which is prepared to buy our semi-finished products, and then adjust them for their patients ", - said Cech. Read more about the use of 3D-printing with manufacturing prostheses - in the article "The organ".

An interactive simulator audioverbal of

Unlimited possibilities: Eight Russian developments for disabled

The company "Nexia-T"

Project start: 2009

Founders: Makovetskii Valery, Krikushenko Alexander

Product trainer for people with impaired hearing and speech

Cost: 500 000

"It turned out, serious development of technical means of rehabilitation for deaf children in the Russian market and no. Analogues of our prototype is not even on the global market ", - says the founder of the company" Nexia-T "Valery Makovetskii.

The simulator is a complex with a table microphones and touch screens. Child's ear worn hearing aid is connected to the simulator, but on the hand - a special vibrator, which is in the process of pronunciation delivers different tactile signals. Uttering words or individual sounds, the computer with the help of vibration and color accompaniment informs the child about the right or wrong pronunciation. Exercises "packaged" in a few hundred educational games. Thus, sitting in front of TV, children from 3 to 10 years of age can develop it, and even residual hearing.

"Kids apparatus helps to develop tactile receptors. For example, a child sees on the screen of the helicopter and it begins to blow, so he took off. Voice, perception - all games linked into a single system, "- explains Makovetskii.

The main purpose of the simulator - to teach a deaf child to speak. First babies learn to use the signals learn the alphabet and word, and then speech and act without hearing itself. The first prototype testing in rehabilitation centers have noted the positive dynamics in the development of children.

Closest competitors are domestic simulators unitons, surdologopedichesky simulator Delfa-130, as well as program SpeechViewer IBM an American company. The cost of the complexes is several times cheaper, but, according to the inventors, each of the devices is only part of the functions of "Nexia-T." "We have combined all the techniques in one machine, which to us did not make one", - says Makovetskii.

Braille printer

Unlimited possibilities: Eight Russian developments for disabled

The Company: 3D TSMIT Ideas and Research Center ITIN

Project start: 2014

Founder: Sergey Privalov

Products printer Braille

Cost: 10 000 - 20 000 rubles

The idea of ​​creating a Braille printer BlindBot born programmer and expert in 3D printing Sergei Privalov, when he recalled the story of his friend. "I have one friend, an individual entrepreneur. Great doing business, but it would be hard to structure documents - almost completely blind. Then I realized that people with disabilities - people with unlimited potential, but you need them to open up and become the most functional. My friend needed access to the documents, and I offered to print them Braille ", - says Privalov

On the creation of the prototype took 15 000 rubles. BlindBot deals Braille Braille on paper, a convex blind spots recognizes letters and easy to read text.

The main advantages of Privalov said low cost model and versatility: the printer works with any type of paper - from the office to the board, the strength of the hammer can be adjusted depending on the thickness of the paper.

"Our goal - to enable blind children and adults have access to information, easy to read text, whether a business plan or a work of art" - says Privalov.

The main competitors are BlindBot with braille printer EmBraille Desktop Embosser 150, 000 and printers Emprint SpotDot value of 270 000 to 530 000. The disadvantage of its model Privalov said low-speed printing - only 3-5 characters per second, while the costly print counterparts from 20 to 50 characters.

BlindBot has its own software that allows you to print remotely, and the printer is equipped with a system videopomoschi: cloud service technical support to the webcam. If a blind man needs help, it binds to the online volunteer, who saw through the actions of the camera blind, tells you how to solve the problem. "Videopomosch - this is our know-how, analogues have not yet met. The service will be particularly relevant when the visually impaired working in the room alone, without relatives or colleagues, "- says Privalov.

Robot Telepresence

Unlimited possibilities: Eight Russian developments for disabled

Company: Wicron

Project start: 2012

Founders: Dmitry Suvorov, Roman Zhukov, Igor Ashmanov

Product: Robot

Cost: 300 000 - 420 000 rubles

Students MSTU. Bauman Dmitry Suvorov and Zhukov Roman times to present their developments at robotics department and participated in international science fairs. "At the end of the 6th year we have become residents in Skolkovo, and then began our serious work on a new robot Webot, allowing to become a" Text "any person who has difficulty with movement," - said Suvorov. Co-founder and investor of the project was the owner of several IT-companies Igor Ashmanov. On pilot development team spent $ 500 000. The first began selling in 2015 and brought a little more than 6 million rubles.

Robot height 1 m 5 represents a traveling web camera with a large monitor-head. You can drive the car using a laptop from anywhere in the presence of the Internet. The robot moves the "head" in two planes and gently moved across the floor on special wheels. To move through the narrow corridors of the park distance control is working.

The first test took place in the Rainbow when kolyasochnitsa girl began to study in a regular high school with the help of a robot. Exit to the board, contact with teachers and classmates passes interactively. Since September 2015 robots and learn in five schools of Astrakhan.

Robots can help not only in their studies but also in employment. "Now with two banks are in talks on the establishment of remote locations. Thus, the bank receives and financial benefits, and fulfills social mission, to employ persons with disabilities as consultants, "- explains Suvorov.

The keyboard for the blind and visually impaired persons

Unlimited possibilities: Eight Russian developments for disabled

Company: BrailleKey

Project start: 2014

Founder: Anton Marchenko

Product: Braille keyboard with auditory accompaniment for the blind

Product Price: 1000 rubles

Having a hearing limitation, programmer and student MSTU. Bauman Anton Marchenko always wanted to help people with disabilities. The student is sure blind and visually impaired people need to adapt more than the hard of hearing. The idea to create an inexpensive and convenient input-output system of the text on the computer for the blind came to the lecture. Students showed a Braille display, the price is a minimum configuration - $ 6000. "I decided to offer a more budget option for the blind in the form of a keyboard with Braille and audio soundtrack typed and read the text. Russian serious developments there, so we worked on the design of the first prototype, "- says Marchenko.

The idea has found support among his colleagues and students, the visually impaired, which carried out the first test. Marchenko has developed a model of the Russian keyboard and Audkey system, which includes free programs for the articulation of the text on the screen. Increased font on a yellow background allows you to read texts to people with partial vision loss.

But with the launch of series production BrailleKey having difficulty keyboard. In Russia there are no factories producing the keyboard, and a Chinese mold is not less than 3, 6 million rubles. Ready to solve the issue through the purchase of high-quality "ingots" Chinese keyboard, which will then be integrated printed the 3D-printer button.

Compact ramp

Unlimited possibilities: Eight Russian developments for disabled

The company "Comfort Izobretal"

Project start: 2011

The founders Kirill Ershov Alexey Fomenko

Product: Universal sliding ramps for wheelchairs and prams Cost: 200 000

After graduating from university, engineers Kirill Ershov Fomenko and Alexey decided to establish a company for the production of ramps and lifts for the handicapped. The idea of ​​a compact sliding "ladders" arose when they encountered difficulties in the implementation of one of the orders: in an old house with a narrow flight of stairs standards for fire safety Do not install any ramps and lifts. "Then I was born a simple solution: make the ramp and sliding electronically. Click on the button - the ramp to your service, the second press - and he "hides" the ladder. Worked on the development of a whole year, "- said Yershov.

To eliminate the self-indulgence and vandalism, ordinary residents access to I-ramp is prohibited. Electronic keys to start and control the lift produced only handicapped and wheelchair mum.

About 85% of sales and ramp-up state orders. First sales began in 2013, just Ershov Fomenko and sold more than 200 units. Revenues for 2015 - about 25 million rubles.

"The project really was in demand, though sometimes we do special orders: The recently established an electronic lift for the disabled, living on the fourth floor. His wheelchair expensive, does not fit into the elevator and weighs more than 300 kg. Perhaps this is the most durable and long ramp that we've ever done, "- said Yershov.

About 85% of sales and ramp-up state orders. First sales began in 2013, just Ershov Fomenko and sold more than 200 units. Revenues for 2015 - about 25 million rubles.

All Terrain Wheelchairs Strollers

Unlimited possibilities: Eight Russian developments for disabled

Company: Observer

Project start: 2012

Founder: Roman Aranin

Price: from 450 000 rubles

Becoming a wheelchair after a serious injury, a former pilot Roman Aranin did not give up and came up with a wheelchair-terrain vehicle, will preserve the activity and go up the stairs, snow, sand, or bad roads. The first test Aranin began in 2009, in 2010, released a prototype. Two years later, he registered a company. For five years, the company has sold more than 200 units. The average cost of carriage - 0, 5 million rudders. However, if the disabled person needs special conditions, the cost increases significantly. For example, a single model, stuffed with electronics that can be controlled through breathing, worth more than $ 15,000.

Over the past year from the sale of "all-terrain" the Observer earned 300 million rubles. "Most customers still choose standard models for 450 000 rubles. Hopefully in the near future, the price of which decreased by 90 000 rubles by the installation of Russian gear. In the meantime, buy accessories in Germany ", - says Aranin.