MedTech West lunch seminar on 20 September with Max Ortiz Catalan and Johan Wessberg

At this MedTech West lunch seminar with the title “Towards hand prostheses with neural control and sensory feedback”, Max Ortiz Catalan, assistant professor at Chalmers University of Technology and Integrum AB, and professor Johan Wessberg, from the Dept. of Physiology at the Sahlgrenska Academy, will will talk about the recently started EU ‘Horizon 2020’ project DeTOP: Dexterous Transradial Osseointegrated Prosthesis with neural control and sensory feedback.

Existing technology for powered hand prostheses have poor functionality and controllability, mainly since myoelectric control is achieved using surface EMG electrodes. Existing prostheses also lack sensory feedback. Recently, a research group around Dr. Rickard Brånemark at the Dept. of Orthopedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, pioneered the use of osseointegration as a long-term stable solution for the direct skeletal attachment of limb prostheses. This efficient mechanical coupling has been further developed to allow bidirectional communication between implanted muscle and nerve electrodes and the prosthetic hand. In the DeTOP project, several European partners will bring this technology to transradial amputees, develop a novel prosthetic hand, research safe implantable technology, and study methods for natural control (action) and sensory feedback (perception) of the prosthesis through the implant. We will present some of the work done in Göteborg, including work on hand prostheses and their control, and research on tactile sensory feedback through nerve stimulation. Very welcome!

When? 20 September 2016, at 11:30-12:30 (13:00 incl. lunch)
Where? Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

If you register before 15 September at 13:00 pm. we will serve you a light lunch after the seminar. REGISTER HERE>>