Arm neuroprosthesis equipped with artificial skin and sensorial feedback – ARMIN

Project title: Arm neuroprosthesis equipped with artificial skin and sensorial feedback – ARMIN Project funded through the EEA Grants 2014-2021 and the state budget-RO 02 Project Director: Prof. Dr. Ing. Octavian Dontu Project Coordinator: Politehnica University of Bucharest Partners:

P1. Academy of Medical Sciences (scientific responsible: Prof. Dr. Adrian Barbilian) P2. Emergency Clinical Hospital Floreasca (scientific responsible: Prof. Dr. Ioan Lascăr) P3. National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnology (scientific responsible: CSI Dr. Ing. Carmen Moldovan) P4. AREUS Technologies SRL (scientific responsible: Catalin Niculae) P5. University of South-Eastern Norway (scientific responsible: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ing. Lars-Cyril Blystad) The research project aims to develop a forearm neuroprosthesis equipped with artificial skin and sensory feedback for patients with partially amputated upper limbs. The manufacturing technology of the neuroprosthesis will include the creation of the mechatronic structure through 3D printing, the production of neural interfaces, and advanced hardware and software robotics modules for the neuroprosthesis. The project falls within the medical field through regenerative medicine (connecting nerve bundles from the patient’s stump to the neural interfaces) and by performing new surgical procedures for the implantation of the neural interfaces. The neuroprosthesis developed in this project will help the patient regain some of the functions and abilities originally provided by the healthy hand.

PC Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award

The Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award is given to individuals who have fostered a collaborative spirit, made significant contributions to standards development, and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to global standardization efforts and the electronics industry. Each recipient will be eligible to bestow the Dieter Bergman Memorial Scholarship upon the university or college of his/her choice.

Jan Pedersen, who works at Elmatica, received the IPC Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award. Pedersen chose the ARMIN project and two students working on it, as the recipients of the Dieter Bergman memorial scholarship. There were three reasons for choosing this project: it is medical, it needs miniaturization, and Pedersen have a close relationship to the electronics industry in the area, the “electronic coast.”

We congratulate Jan Pedersen with the IPC Fellowship Award for choosing the ARMIN project.