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    Good morning,

    In the hope it may prompt further posts about possible robotic uses to help MND sufferers.

    I hope some of you will find it amusing, if not possible useful....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr1-...e=youtu.be&t=4
    Warmly


    Andy

    ​Diagnosed 03/2015. One sided limb onset (arm) sporadic PMA/MND - now 50% left arm and 90% right arm, plus other bits including left shoulder– Campaign contact Winchester and Southampton branch, and trustee of the Association

    "Things turn out the best for people who make the best of the way things turn out"

    #2
    I like the idea of having an artificial tail - much more useful than my legs have become!

    I think I'll swap my legs for a robotic tail and become a mermaid - life as a mermaid living in tropical seas sounds very appealing to me right now (dream on Kayleigh! ...)
    Last edited by Kayleigh; 21 September 2019, 14:39.

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      #3
      Good afternoon Andy,

      Apart from daydreaming about a care-free life as a mermaid, your post has also prompted me to do some googling about robotics.

      Once I have acquired a robotic mermaid tail (LOL), at some point I might need to consider a robotic neck brace and robotic glove as well:-

      The Robot Report (robotic neck brace):-
      http://https://www.therobotreport.com/robotic-neck-brace-uses-sensors-actuators-restore-als-patient-function/

      ALS News Today - article about wearable robotic hand:-
      http://https://alsnewstoday.com/2018/02/15/wearable-robotic-hand-could-give-als-patients-better-hand-control/

      'NeoMano' robotic glove:-
      http://https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/neomano-regain-hand-function-and-independence#/

      Best wishes to you and your family,
      Kayleigh x
      Last edited by Kayleigh; 21 September 2019, 15:52.

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        #4
        Yes please, I need the robotic neck brace, and the mermaid tail, also the robotic glove. I think it would help us such alot. Must put it on my Christmas list. I wish.!!.
        Best wishes
        Sheila x

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          #5
          Good evening Kayleigh

          Originally posted by Kayleigh View Post
          Apart from daydreaming about a care-free life as a mermaid, your post has also prompted me to do some googling about robotics
          Thank you for the wishes for me and my family - S O is away at the moment so my number 2 daughter is looking after me - at least she had dinner with me and then went out with her friends, leaving me to sit here in solitary splendour happy as a jaybird.

          It is interesting what you have posted as I am already involved with indiegogo awaiting a Cosmo communicator.

          For me the hand in glove device looks interesting, although I am not quite sure how long I will have shoulder muscles for it to be useful for my left hand, but I think it is going to be on my Christmas list and be used for as long as I can guide my hand from my upper arm and shoulder.
          Warmly


          Andy

          ​Diagnosed 03/2015. One sided limb onset (arm) sporadic PMA/MND - now 50% left arm and 90% right arm, plus other bits including left shoulder– Campaign contact Winchester and Southampton branch, and trustee of the Association

          "Things turn out the best for people who make the best of the way things turn out"

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            #6
            Good evening Andy,

            In addition to having legs that are as much use as a chocolate teapot, I also have increasing weakness in an arm and hand. I was interested to read that Sportingmac (ref: his recent thread 'Neater Arm Assist') is looking into getting a 'Neater Arm Support'. I guess that something like the arm support could be used in addition to a robotic glove, which might potentially increase function from the shoulder right down to the end of one's finger tips?

            Link to Neater Arm Support webpage on Neater Eater website:-

            http://https://neater.co.uk/neater-arm-support/

            I also Googled robotic legs (I don't think my robotic mermaid tail will be much use on dry land! LOL) and the good news is that they do exist - but the not so good news is that they are far from cheap, costing approx £80k. Also, I don't know if they have been trialled by Mnd patients yet - and perhaps they are only suitable for patients with relatively strong upper body strength?

            Link to webpage 'Aldershot woman raises £80,000 for robotic legs' (news article and video of the lady using her robotic legs) on BBC website:-

            http://https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-hampshire-48465751/aldershot-woman-raises-80000-for-robotic-legs

            I hope you have had an enjoyable day and your S O enjoyed her weekend away.

            Best wishes,
            Kayleigh

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              #7
              Hi Kayleigh,

              I went to a disability aids exhibition earlier this year and spoke with a man who was paralysed from the waste following an accident. He was wearing a full robotic legs harness and his mobility was good. He did have upper body strength and was a younger man.

              Barry x
              I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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                #8
                Hi Barry

                Originally posted by Barry52 View Post
                I went to a disability aids exhibition earlier this year and spoke with a man who was paralysed from the waste following an accident
                Thank you - well out of date this lot then - https://www.dlf.org.uk/content/events

                This 1 a while away - https://www.naidex.co.uk

                And this is more up-to-date - https://www.ageukmobility.co.uk/mobi...vents-calendar - although not much of interest it seems - I am not really into disco!
                Warmly


                Andy

                ​Diagnosed 03/2015. One sided limb onset (arm) sporadic PMA/MND - now 50% left arm and 90% right arm, plus other bits including left shoulder– Campaign contact Winchester and Southampton branch, and trustee of the Association

                "Things turn out the best for people who make the best of the way things turn out"

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