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Restoring complete sensory ability for natural walking of amputees

Project description

A lower limb prosthesis that provides sensory feedback is moving toward certification

Lower limb amputation has significant impact on a person’s quality of life, including physical and mental health. Prostheses can restore some motor function but they currently do not restore touch and movement sensations, making the prosthetic more like a tool rather than an extension of the living body. Sensory feedback is instrumental to gait. Without it, patients are more likely to fall, lose confidence, and walk less, increasing risks for many diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle. GoSafe has developed a neuroprosthesis integrated with a patient's nerves, partially restoring sensations. It has been featured in the prestigious journals Nature Medicine and Science Translational Medicine. Now, EU funding is supporting industrial development, preclinical and clinical trials, regulatory approval, and the development of a reimbursement strategy.

Coordinator

SENSARS NEUROPROSTHETICS SARL
Net EU contribution
€ 1 637 921,25
Address
Rue Du Maupas 38
1004 Lausanne
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 701 966,25

Participants (3)

Össur hf
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 766 500,00
Address
Grjothals 5
IS-110 Reykjavik

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 328 500,00
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 262 750,00
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 276 500,00
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00