Prosthesis Systems Get a Helping SmartHand

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      Pioneering techniques in the manufacture of artificial limbs continue to emerge in Europe, and the SMARTHAND ('The smart bio-adaptive hand prosthesis') project has risen to the challenge. Funded under the 'Nanotechnologies and nano-sciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices (NMP)' Thematic area of the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), SMARTHAND has combined cutting-edge research from various technologies with cognitive neuroscience. The result, an artificial hand with the basic features of a real human hand, will help amputees to regain sensation. Funding for SMARTHAND totals EUR 1.8 million.
      Period13 Oct 2009

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