ARM NEUROPROSTHESIS

Research grant

Arm neuroprosthesis equipped with artificial skin and sensorial feedback

This research project aims to develop a personalised arm neuroprosthesis, equipped with artificial skin and sensorial feedback for patients with partially amputated superior limbs, providing the unique capability of bidirectional connect the prosthesis with the peripheral nervous system from the patient stump.

The neuroprosthesis’ fabrication technology will include developing 3D printing mechatronic structure, bioprinting of neuronal interfaces and advanced hardware and software robotics modules for neuroprosthesis based arm. The application field is directly in the medical area, by means of regenerative medicine (growing the fascicles innervating the main hand muscles from the patient’s stump and connecting them to the neural sensitive biointerface) and by performing novel surgical procedures for the neuroprosthesis implantation.

“Advanced robotics, mechatronics and additive manufacturing technologies (3D printing, bio-printing)” & “Translational medicine in regenerative medicine, neurodegenerative and rare diseases”.

The project will also contribute to increasing the application of research results, in regenerative medicine, human-machine interfaces, organ on chip (Bioprinting for nerves regeneration), advanced robotics, new paradigms in neuroprosthetic surgery.

The Romanian – Norway cooperation will contribute to enhance the Romanian research, increased visibility and reputation by participation in international high-ranked Conferences and publications in ISI journals. The project successful implementation will create important opportunities for new partnerships in EU projects and will improve the participation of the Romanian teams to European Consortia of H2020 and beyond (FP9) projects.

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