Development of a CYBERnetic HAND prosthesis - CYBERHAND

  • Navarro Acebes, Xavier (Principal Investigator)
  • CARROZZA, Maria Chiara (Investigator)
  • OSES, Maria Teresa (Investigator)
  • RISO, Ronald (Investigator)
  • Riccardo Varaldo (Investigator)
  • STIEGLITZ, Thomas (Investigator)

Project Details

Description

The main objectives of the CYBERHAND Project are to increase the basic knowledge of neural regeneration, and sensory-motor control of the hand in humans and to exploit this knowledge to develop a new kind of hand prosthesis which will overcome some of the drawbacks of current systems. This new prosthesis will:
1) be felt by an amputee as the lost natural limb delivering her/him a natural sensory feedback by means of the stimulation of some specific afferent nerves;
2) be controlled in a very natural wa by processing the efferent neural signals coming from the central nervous system (reducing the discomfort of the current EMG-based control prosthesis).
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/05/0230/04/05

Funding

  • European Commission: €1,668,000.00

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