January 9, 2014

Thought controlled prosthesis selected best science project

A successful collaboration between Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Chalmers University of Technology resulted in a thought controlled prosthesis. An innovation which has now been selected by IVA, the Swedish Royal Engineering Science Academy, as one of the best science projects in Sweden 2013. To read more, visit IVA. At the beginning of last year, the first surgery using the groundbreaking technique was performed performed at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

Electrodes were permanently implanted in nerves and muscles of an amputee to directly control a bone anchored arm prosthesis. The result allows natural control of an advanced robotic prosthesis, thus it paves the way for a new era within limb replacement. Click here to learn more about the procedure and advanced technology.

Congratulations to the team behind the system Dr Rickard Brånemark at the Centre of Orthopaedic Osseointegration (COO) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Bo Håkansson and Max Ortiz Catalan at Chalmers University of Technology. We look forward to follow the continued research and development.

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