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CYBERLEGs

Project reference: 287894
Funded under

The CYBERnetic LowEr-Limb CoGnitive Ortho-prosthesis

From 2012-02-01 to 2015-01-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 460 630

EU contribution:

EUR 2 580 000

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
The scientific and technological global goal of the CYBERLEGs project is the development of an artificial cognitive system for dysvascular trans-femoral amputees lower-limb functional replacement and assistance in activities of daily living. CYBERLEGs will be a robotic system constituted of an active cognitive artificial leg and a wearable active orthosis for assisting the contralateral sound limb. The system will be capable of high-level cognitive skills, and be interfaced to the amputee through a bi-directional interaction.
CYBERLEGs will allow the amputee to walk back and forward, go up and down stairs, and move from sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit with a minimum cognitive and energetic effort.

Objective

The scientific and technological global goal of the CYBERLEGs project is the development of an artificial cognitive system for dysvascular trans-femoral amputees lower-limb functional replacement and assistance in activities of daily living. CYBERLEGs will be a robotic system constituted of an active cognitive artificial leg for the functional replacement of the amputated limb and a wearable active orthosis for assisting the contralateral sound limb. CYBERLEGs will allow the amputee to walk back and forward, go up and down stairs, and move from sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit with a minimum cognitive and energetic effort. In order to achieve this ambitious goal, the control system of CYBERLEGs will be based on motor primitives as fundamental building blocks, thus endowing CYBERLEGs with semi-autonomous behaviour for planning the motion of the prosthesis joints and the assistive action of the orthosis module. CYBERLEGs will be capable of high-level cognitive skills, interfaced to the amputee through a bi-directional interaction. It will be able to "understand" user-motor intentions smoothly and effectively and to prevent the risk of fall for the amputee, by means of a multi-sensory fusion algorithm based on (i) the observation of the motion of the amputee body, (ii) the interaction force between CYBERLEGs and the amputee, and (iii) their force interaction with ground. Finally, CYBERLEGs will be capable of closing the loop with the amputee: the amputee will receive an efferent feedback from CYBERLEGs which will enhance the perception of CYBERLEGs as a part of his/her own body.

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Coordinator

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 852 946


viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34
56025 Pontedera
Italy
Administrative contact: Paolo Dario
Tel.: +39050883528
Fax: +39050883519
E-mail

Participants

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 518 799


Place De L'Universite
1348 LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE
Belgium
Administrative contact: Renaud Ronsse
Tel.: +32 10 474796
Fax: +32 10 472501
E-mail
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 698 328


PLEINLAAN
1050 BRUSSEL
Belgium
Administrative contact: Maria Vereeken
Tel.: +32 2 6293808
Fax: +32 2 6293640
E-mail
FONDAZIONE DON CARLO GNOCCHI ONLUS
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 98 550


PIAZZALE RODOLFO MORANDI
20121 MILANO
Italy
Administrative contact: Fabio Carlotti
Tel.: +390557393703
Fax: +390557393001
E-mail
RIZZOLI ORTOPEDIA SPA
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 82 521


VIA C. BATTISTI
40054 BUDRIO
Italy
Administrative contact: LOREDANA DI NUZZO
Tel.: +39 051 6930747
Fax: +39 051 6930766
E-mail
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia

EU contribution: EUR 328 856


KONGRESNI TRG
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Administrative contact: Janez NASTRAN
Tel.: +386 1 4768 211
Fax: +386 1 4264630
E-mail
Record Number: 101213 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11