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PROJECT OVERVIEW



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Objectives

MyLeg will develop a new generation of powered transfemoral prosthetic legs that can be intuitively operated, sensed, and trusted as the healthy and reliable counterpart for a variety of tasks. The main objectives of the project are:

 

  • Osseointegrated Implant enhances human-prosthesis interaction, perception, and motion capabilities
  • Implantable Myoelectric Sensors on Targeted Reinnervated Muscles provide an intuitive control and to extend the user’s cognitive capabilitie
  • Variable stiffness actuators & Novel composite materials achieve energy efficiency, dependability, and adaptability to different tasks

Expected impact

  • MyLeg will have a societal impact. Transfemoral amputees will better accept the prosthesis, their quality of life will improve, they will reach a higher degree of self-reliance, their social contacts will be enlarged, their (re-)integration in the society and in the labour-market will be facilitated.
  • MyLeg will have an economic impact. Transfemoral amputees will need less support by formal/informal caregivers, which will reduce the burden on these groups and on society as a whole.
  • MyLeg will impact the leadership role of Europe in the prosthetic market and, more in general, in the robotic world.