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DeTOP - Dexterous Transradial Osseointegrated Prosthesis with neural control and sensory feedback

DeTOP (Dexterous Transradial Osseointegrated Prosthesis with neural control and sensory feedback) is a Research and Innovation Action funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 framework programme for Research and Innovation (LEIT-ICT-24-2015, GA #687905) with 5+ M€.
DeTOP addresses the scientific, technological and clinical problem of recovery of hand function after amputation. Core of this project is the osseointegrated human-machine gateway (OHMG), a bone-anchoring technique developed and pioneered at the University of Gothenburg and Integrum AB in Sweden, able to create bidirectional links between the human and a robotic prosthesis (see video below). Within DeTOP we will translate, exploit and appraise the already proven technology for trans-humeral amputation to the most frequent case of transradial amputation. In other words we aim to develop a technology that is based on the use of osseointegration as a long-term stable solution for the direct skeletal attachment of limb prostheses, physiologically appopriate control and close-to-natural sensory feedback. 

DeTOP is coordinated by prof. Christian Cipriani at Scuola Sant’Anna and involves the following European universities, research centres and SMEs: Goeteborgs Universitet, Lund Universitet, University of Essex, Prensilia Srl, Integrum AB, CSEM - Centre Suisse d’Electronique de Microtechnique, Campus Biomedico University of Rome (UCBM), Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (IOR)INAIL.
Details and current status of the project are available on the DeTOP website.

FUNDER:  European Commission
GRANT NO.:  687905
PERIOD:  2016-2021 (60 months)
FUNDING (to AHA):  770 k€
FUNDING (total):  5.1 M€

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