BioSUP aims to develop innovative and modular solutions for the restoration of urinary function following neurological damage or surgical removal. Specifically, sphincters, detruders and bladder will be interfaced with the residual biological components of the urinary system and with the patient's nervous system. This system will allow the integration and biomimetic control of artificial and neuro-integrated constructs, as well as the return of sensory feedback.
The project involves two areas of The BioRobotics Institute: the medical robotics area, led by Arianna Menciassi, will focus on the biomechanical development of the device, while the neuroengineering research team will be responsible for neurointegration.
Arianna Menciassi (project coordinator)