WAY

Wearable interfaces for hAnd function recoverY

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

 Organization address address: Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34
city: Pontedera
postcode: 56025

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Paolo
Cognome: Dario
Email: send email
Telefono: 39050883053
Fax: 39050883519

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 2˙932˙152 €
 EC contributo 2˙249˙843 €
 Programma FP7-ICT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Information and communication technologies
 Code Call FP7-ICT-2011-7
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-10-01   -   2015-05-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA

 Organization address address: Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34
city: Pontedera
postcode: 56025

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Paolo
Cognome: Dario
Email: send email
Telefono: 39050883053
Fax: 39050883519

IT (Pontedera) coordinator 0.00
2    Nome Ente NON disponibile

 Organization address address: Grjothals 5
city: Reykjavik
postcode: IS-110

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Freygardur
Cognome: Thorsteinsson
Email: send email
Telefono: 3545151300
Fax: 3545151366

IS (Reykjavik) participant 0.00
3    EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN

 Organization address address: GESCHWISTER-SCHOLL-PLATZ
city: TUEBINGEN
postcode: 72074

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Niels
Cognome: Birbaumer
Email: send email
Telefono: 4970710000000
Fax: 497071000000

DE (TUEBINGEN) participant 0.00
4    FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT DE NEUROREHABILITACIO GUTTMANN

 Organization address address: CALLE CAMI DE CAN RUTI SN
city: BADALONA
postcode: 8916

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: MARIA
Cognome: ESTEVE SCHELSKE
Email: send email
Telefono: 34934977700
Fax: 34934977710

ES (BADALONA) participant 0.00
5    SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA (SUPSI)

 Organization address address: STABILE LE GERRE
city: MANNO
postcode: 6928

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Julian
Cognome: Hitz
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 58 666 6005
Fax: +41 58 666 6001

CH (MANNO) participant 0.00
6    UMEA UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITETOMRADET
city: UMEA
postcode: 901 87

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Benoni
Cognome: Edin
Email: send email
Telefono: 46907865498
Fax: 46907866683

SE (UMEA) participant 0.00

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aids    controller    injury    ones    demonstrators    interfaces    bnci    commands    signals    link    scientific    efferent    bidirectional    brain   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

This project addresses the scientific problem of recovery of hand function after amputation, or neurological disabilities like spinal cord injury, brachial plexus injury, and stroke. It introduces several conceptual novelties which explicitly take into account and overcome the limited band-width in actual Brain-Neural Communication Interfaces (BNCI). WAY demonstrators are able to restore a physiological bidirectional link between artificial aids and patients, and will be shown in clinical studies to improve the ability of users to perform activities of daily living (ADL) and thus to attain enhanced autonomy and quality of life. In other words, the project investigates new WAYs to link the brain with upper limb aids.nThis result is obtainable by employing already available sensorized hand assistive devices within the consortium--a dexterous prosthesis and an exoskeleton--and by developing non-invasive wearable interfaces designed for bidirectional data flow of sensory information and motor commands.nThe BNCI of WAY range in location, directionality, and working principles: efferent ones will implement biosignal processing exploiting machine learning for predicting user intentions (EEG, EOG, or EMG), while afferent ones will generate multi-modal stimulation patterns (vibro and electrotactile). The core of the system is the controller that dynamically processes sensor signals generated by the users and the device and drives efferent channels. The main novel feature is that the controller communicates with the user by means of temporally discrete signals that represent either commands or functional goal accomplishments and thereby mimics the high-level control in normal humans. The demonstrators will thus minimize the cognitive load of the users while providing necessary feedback for adequate control.nWAY bridges several currently disjointed scientific fields and is therefore critically dependent on the collaboration of engineers, neuroscientists and clinicians.

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