The Necessary 10 000 BGN from the Rector's Donation Initiative for Purchasing a Special Robot for Upper Limb Immobilization to Serve Children with Cerebral Palsy Have Already Been Collected

Monday, 13 November 2023 9:57

Minutes after announcing that only 1 500 BGN were necessary to purchase the SYREBO HR3E, a robotic hand therapy device that costs 9 900 BGN including VAT, a donator who requested anonymity transferred the missing amount and sent a personal message to the Rector of UNWE Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov.

It enables the Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Chavdarov to equip St. Sofia Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital for Children with Cerebral Palsy with one more high-tech device manufactured by one of the world market leaders in this field. The device complies with the global quality standards for medical equipment and has the European CE quality mark which guarantees the stability of the parameters and their functionality.

SYREBO is an innovative robotic system that integrates active and passive rehabilitation in all phases of rehabilitation in order to restore and relearn the motor functions of the hand. The innovative functionalities of SYREBO allow a very high efficiency of rehabilitation and a faster recovery of the patient compared to classical methods. The SYREBO glove captures the patient's weak movements and supports them in performing the exercise. One of the Innovative Mirror Therapy modes allows the healthy hand to mirror the movement of the affected hand via a sensor glove. There is a mode that allows the simulation of basic everyday activities as well as an Interactive Games mode, in which different movements can be trained through animated games and tasks displayed on the SYREBO screen or in an app on a phone or tablet to interactively engage the patient and confirm the autonomy of movement.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Chavdarov is telling about the possibilities of robot-assisted therapy

"I am happy. The people of UNWE and the friends of the university have proved that they have great spirit in them and we have practically proved that The Spirit Makes the Power. I believe that robotics has enormous potential to improve the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy providing them the opportunity for their own choice, self-realization and social integration", said Prof. Dimitrov. It is how the Rector of UNWE celebrated his 60th Anniversary.


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