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On the Use of Intraneural Transversal Electrodes to Develop Bidirectional Bionic Limbs

  • Silvestro Micera
  • Stanisa Raspopovic
  • Francesco Petrini
  • Jacopo Carpaneto
  • Calogero Oddo
  • Jordi Badia
  • Thomas Stieglitz
  • Xavier Navarro
  • Paolo M. Rossini
  • Giuseppe Granata
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 15)

Abstract

The development of more effective approaches for controlling dexterous hand prostheses is an important area of research currently addressed by several groups with the aim of improving the quality of life of amputees. It is particularly important to establish a fast, intuitive, bidirectional flow of information between the user’s nervous system and the smart artificial device. Among the possible solutions to achieve this goal, interfaces with the peripheral nervous system, namely intraneural electrodes, are considered the most adequate choice. In this paper, the results achieved so far by using thin-film transversal intraneural electrodes for neural recording and stimulation are summarized. These findings show that these interfaces are a valuable solution for neural writing while long-term neural recording is still challenging. Further experiments are necessary to better understand how to address this issue.

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Acknowledgments

The paper was partly funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreements NEBIAS and EPIONE and by the the Italian Ministry of Health (NEMESIS project).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvestro Micera
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stanisa Raspopovic
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francesco Petrini
    • 1
  • Jacopo Carpaneto
    • 2
  • Calogero Oddo
    • 2
  • Jordi Badia
    • 3
  • Thomas Stieglitz
    • 4
  • Xavier Navarro
    • 3
  • Paolo M. Rossini
    • 5
  • Giuseppe Granata
    • 5
  1. 1.Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Translational NeuroengineeringEcole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly
  3. 3.Universitat Autnoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  4. 4.Laboratory for Biomedical Microtechnology, Department of Microsystems EngineeringUniversity of Freiburg – IMTEKFreiburgGermany
  5. 5.Catholic University of the Sacred HeartMilanItaly

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