IfA is involved in MUNDUS, a european project aiming to create a new MUltimodal Neuroprosthesis for Daily Upper limb Support. The new prosthesis will target patients with neurodegenerative and genetic neuromuscular diseases and high level Spinal Cord Injury. The final aim is to develop an adaptable and modular facilitator, which follows its user along the progression of the disease, sparing training time and allowing fast adjustment to new situations and using any residual control of the end-user, thus being suitable for long term utilization in daily activities.
A wearable system for FES, based on electrode multiarray technology will be developed for selective control of hand and forearm. Particular attention will be given to a flexible design that will optimize electrodes and sensors performance.
A large number of stimulation electrodes can improve the selectivity of the neuroprosthesis and the degrees of freedom in stimulation patters. A drawback
For further information please contact Andrea Crema.