The Quest for a Bionic Hand

Replacing a missing upper limb with a functional one is an ancient need and desire. The need for a versatile prosthetic limb with intuitive motor control and realistic sensory feedback is huge and its development is absolutely necessary for the near future. In this paper, our recent results about the possibility to stimulate afferent nerves by using intraneural implants are briefly summarized. We showed that using this approach it is possible to restore the bidirectional connection between a dexterous hand prosthesis and the nervous system. The user was also able to improve his ability to provide useful motor commands over time. This finding can open up interesting opportunities for sensory restoration in prosthetic hands.


Editor(s):
Ibanez, J
Gonzalezvargas, J
Azorin, Jm
Akay, M
Pons, Jl
Published in:
Converging Clinical And Engineering Research On Neurorehabilitation Ii, Vols 1 And 2, 15, 565-569
Presented at:
3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR), Segovia, SPAIN, OCT 18-21, 2016
Year:
2017
Publisher:
Cham, Springer International Publishing Ag
ISSN:
2195-3562
ISBN:
978-3-319-46669-9
978-3-319-46668-2
Laboratories:




 Record created 2017-09-05, last modified 2018-05-05


Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)