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Neurally controlled robotic leg prostheses

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Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för signaler och system
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration June 2017 - June 2018
Status Completed
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.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2017-01471

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