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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SENSARS NEUROPROSTHETICS SARL
Address
Rue Du Maupas 38
1004 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 637 921,25

Participants (3)

Össur hf
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 766 500
Address
Grjothals 5
IS-110 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 262 750
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 500
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments