OPENHAND

OPEN neuro-prosthetic HAND platform for clinical trials

ResearchArea: 

BioRobotics Institute Role: 
Lead



Project Lifetime
Oct 2010 to Nov 2012

Funding Institutions: 

Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR 2008).

 
Summary: 

The OPENHAND project was aimed at addressing the scientific problem of functional substitution between natural and artificial hand, by developing an open neuro-prosthesis platform to be clinically evaluated by means of different neural interfaces (intraneural, Cuff, etc).
In other words the OPENHAND objective was to investigate, design and develop a revolutionary prosthetic hand with features completely new compared to the state of the art; i.e. a hand duplicating the natural model in shape, functionality, sensorization, control and perception. The main objective was to carry on the research of the previous PRIN/SAFEHAND project, exploit past results and concentrate on its critical issues. OPENHAND has focused on the engineering and technological issues of the hand neuro-prosthesis, developing innovative solutions on the efferent control, the afferent stimulation, and providing the hand for the neural control and its clinical experimentation.


 

 
 
Publications: 

C. Cipriani, M. D’Alonzo, M.C. Carrozza, A Miniature Vibrotactile Sensory Substitution Device for Multifingered Hand Prosthetics, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 59, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2012;

M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, M. D’Alonzo, C. Peccia, M.C. Carrozza, Design and Anthropomorphic Hand with Intrinsic Actuation and Compliant Fingers, GNB 2012, 26th-29th 2012.

M.L. Blefari, C. Cipriani, M. C. Carrozza, A Novel Method for Assessing Sense of Body Ownership Using Electroencephalography, 12 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 58, NO. 1, JANUARY 2011.


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