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Keyboardless input of smart hand prosthesis

Ukraine, Kyiv city
Market: Medicine, Electronics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence
Stage of the project: Prototype or product is ready

Date of last change: 06.08.2019
Min investment
$  2.500
Total required
$ 48.000
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Idea

This project "Keyboardless input of smart hand prosthesis" (SmartHand, Rap Machinery) uses the manipulator/driver from project No.10877 "Rapid keyboardless input".
The manipulator of keyboardless input/control of a digital device (DD) and the smart hand prosthesis are combined in one relatively cheap product.
The smart hand prosthesis, as a variant of Rap Machinery application, uses the features of the human hand and its modeling - SmartHand.
"...hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery"(Walt Whitman)
(see project No.40309 also)

Current Status

Partner projects are being searched for prosthetics of a person's upper limbs, using in their work not only the criteria of a cosmetic solution, but also a rich intellectual stuffing, first of all, EMG and US sensors.
Patents from Rap Systems are pending

Market

Every year around the world, several million people need multi-functional upper limb prostheses.

Problem or Opportunity

Rap Machinery proposes a new technical solution to the human-machine interface problem. Rap Machinery's approach to the multilateral consideration of the special functionality of the human hand should be used to solve problems with prosthetics of the upper limbs of a person and for the socialization of people with disabilities, for their recovery and rehabilitation.
The patient does not have to use the inconvenient for him traditional keyboard as superfluous. As an ordinary computer user, he will perform simple, limited in a narrow space, low-amplitude movements/manipulations with a “smart hand”.

Solution (product or service)

Rap Machinery technical solution (without using a traditional physical keyboard) allows you to enter Unicode characters (macros and keyboard commands) without restrictions: Latin, Cyrillic, SEA characters (10,000 Chinese characters), supports 20+ languages and this list is open.
Information is extracted for input and control by EMG, ultrasonic sensors and others, but primarily tactile.
Prosthesis and manipulator for keyboardless input are combined in one relatively cheap high-tech product

Competitors

The Rap Machinery approach, accompanied by the abandonment of the physical keyboard in the design of DD, is changing the entire industry, giving a strong solution to the problems of the human-machine interface and for socializing people with physical disabilities.
The competing manufacturers offer interesting solutions, but customers do not always receive flexible technical means of communication with DD.
Potential competitors, especially in terms of interesting creative ideas, are, e.g., such the developers - Gil Weinberg (https://www.sciencealert.com/man-with-prosthetic-hand-plays-piano-finger-control-ultrasound) and Dovid Schick (https: / /www.tapwithus.com/team/dovid/)

Advantages or differentiators

The current technical solution Rap Machinery and its successful implementation will expand for people with limitations their possibilities to control computing equipment - from desktops to popular gadgets and smartphones.
The technical solution Rap Systems will help in the socialization of users and their integration into society

Finance

The project SmartHand/Rap Machinery started in May 2019. Financial funds received from the owner-investor ($950)

Business model

At this stage, it is planned to use the Rap Machinery approach to the diverse functionality of the human hand and to cooperate with leaders in the production of upper limb prostheses from Ukraine, Germany, Iceland, other European countries and the USA.
Then return to a general systemic solution to the human-machine interface problem

Money will be spent on

Meetings, business trips, phone calls; equipment, measuring equipment, consumables; payroll for employees; rental of premises and communal services; costs of patenting solutions and consulting third-party specialists

Offer for investor

At this stage, the investor should be primarily a partner - the leader in the production of upper limb prostheses from Ukraine, Germany, Iceland or other countries of Europe and the USA, ready for cooperation in the manufacturing of products, interested in radically expanding the functionality of human upper limb prostheses. Success will help return to a common systemic solution to the human-machine interface problem

Team or Management

Risks

In addition to the main project risks dealing with technologies at the junction with medicine, we note that we are following very closely the work and successes of Gil Weinberg and Dovid Schick))

Incubation/Acceleration programs accomplishment

Workshop on management and economics in the Japan Center (Embassy of Japan in Ukraine)

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