Neurally controlled robotic leg prostheses
|Coordinator||CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för signaler och system|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||June 2017 - June 2018|
|Venture||Swelife and Medtech4Health- Project proposals to improve health|
|Call||SWElife and Medtech4Health- Project proposals to improve health 2017|
Purpose and goal
Robotic leg prosthesis currently lack neural control. We have devised a technology to solve this problem by providing direct skeletal attachment and closed loop-neural control with sensory feedback. In combination with next generation robotic leg prostheses with powered knee and ankle joints, our innovative implant system will enable the users to engage in lives that are more active, and perform more challenging activities, than any other known solution.
Expected results and effects
Business and scientific analysis revealed that our system is ahead of competitors and represents a real innovation.
Planned approach and implementation
This is a collaborative project between Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SUH), and Integrum AB. It has been coordinated by The Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory, at the Department of Electrical Engineering at CTH.