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Textile based soft sensing actuators for soft robotic applications

Project description

Soft robotics for hand prostheses

If you think robotics still means hard polymeric designs akin to R2D2, think again. Soft robotics is a new and growing subset of technologies based on compliant materials that mimic nature. These systems offer exciting potential for use in applications where rigid robots are not practical, such as prostheses for neuromuscular deficits. However, developing soft sensors and actuators is a challenge. With the support of the Marie Curie programme, EU-funded scientists are creating soft textiles capable of reading signals from the environment and producing appropriate movements. They will be showcased in a knitted glove to rehabilitate hand function.

Coordinator

ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Net EU contribution
€ 157 355,52
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Türkiye

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Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 157 355,52