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Intuitive Natural Prosthesis UTilization

Objective

"INPUT will strive to make the control of complex upper limb prostheses simple, natural and to be used on a daily basis by amputees effortlessly after donning -""don and play"". Currently, the most advanced routine prosthetic control on the market is more than 4 decades old, outdated and constitutes the bottle neck to introducing highly dexterous prostheses. The project builds on achievements reached in the EU FP7 IAPP projects AMYO (Grant No. 251555, 2011-2014) and MYOSENS (Grant No. 286208, 2012-2015), which were targeting improved signal acquisition and signal processing for advanced upper limb prosthetic control. The projects were very successful and received high recognitions national and international recognitions. In INPUT, the main goal will be to transfer the obtained results from laboratory settings further towards a clinically and commercially viable medical product. The enabling concepts on which INPUT builds upon are:
- Reliable, easy to apply, cost-effective signal acquisition
- Reliable, powerful real-time signal processing
- Quantifying true patient benefit
- Optimized end-user training
- Iterative clinical tests throughout the entire project
In order to keep a realistic focus, the project will rely on well-known principles of advanced prosthesis control. Existing upper limb prosthetic hardware will be reused to minimize development time and costs. Improved electronics, algorithms and training will be the main innovations.
INPUT will build on frequent end-user testing with amputees throughout the entire project. These will ensure targeted prototype development and market viability for advancing the technology from laboratory conditions to a high technology readiness level (TRL) of 8. The project relies on the cooperation between academic research, industry and clinical partners - thus representing the entire value chain of cutting edge upper limb prosthetics. This will ensure the development of stable, wearable and practical prototypes.
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Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Coordinator

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS GMBH
Address
Brehmstrasse 16
1110 Wien
Austria

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 486 619,88

Participants (6)

OTTOBOCK SE & CO. KGAA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 469 962,50
Address
Max-nader-strasse 15
37115 Duderstadt

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UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 192 848,41
Address
Robert-koch-strasse 40
37075 Goettingen

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ORTOPADISCHES SPITAL SPEISING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 315 452,50
Address
Speisingerstrasse 109
1130 Wien

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 908 137,50
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 333 225,34
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments