The Impetus Group participated in the NanoSTIM project, which provides a system capable of carrying out, via electrostimulation, advanced muscle injuries rehabilitation and/or reversing the lack of mobility. The group was responsible for the development of the clothing that supports the project.
The project aims to develop an innovative treatment system of integrated high-performance dry (nano)electrodes, both in a clinical environment and at home, which represents a unique evolution in the treatment of neurological, skeletal, and muscular diseases and a milestone in motor disabilities rehabilitation.
With the synergies established, it was possible to develop dry electrodes based on nanomaterials with a dual purpose: muscle detection dysfunction based on electromyographic monitoring (EMG) biosignals and electrical stimulation application to treat it.
Designed to be ergonomic, comfortable, with no risk of allergic dermatitis, and easy to use, the NanoStim system was integrated into an easy-to-wear garment, functioning as an auxiliary neurorehabilitation device. That is, the bio-signals are sent remotely to Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, giving the health professional, in real-time, access to user information.
The consortium also includes a group of seven leading organizations in various fields. Two Portuguese companies: Universidade do Minho (development of (nano-electrodes), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (microelectronics), TeandM (electrode integration), NATG (muscle treatment therapies), IncreaseTime (software development and management projects) and American one: the University of Texas at Austin (Artificial Intelligence).