TISSUE ENGINEERING SKELETAL MUSCLE – AN IMPORTANT LINK IN THE NEURO-PROSTHETIC INTERFACE OF BIONIC LIMBS
Grant number: 1133271 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019
Limb loss after tumour, trauma, disease or degeneration is a major cause of disability. Use of a patient’s own nerve signals may offer an intuitive method for controlling a robotic limb to regain independence. Delicate nerves are damaged by the electrodes required for recording nerve signals, but muscles tolerate electrodes well. This project aims to create an artificial muscle construct as a bridge between nerve signals and recording electrodes to enable patient control of robotic limbs.