Project Description

MUNDUSMUltimodal Neuroprosthesis for Daily Upper limb Support

MUNDUS is a collaborative project funded by the EU under the Seventh Framework program in the domain of ICT-2009.7.2 – Accessible and Assistive ICT.

MUNDUS is an assistive framework for recovering direct interaction capability of severely motor impaired people based on arm reaching and hand function. Most of the solutions provided by Assistive Technology for supporting independent life of severely impaired people completely substitute the natural interaction with the world, reducing their acceptance. Human dignity and self-esteem are more preserved when restoring missing functions with devices safeguarding self-perception and first hand interaction while guaranteeing independent living.

MUNDUS uses any residual control of the end-user, thus it is suitable for long term utilization in daily activities. Sensors, actuators and control solutions adapt to the level of severity or progression of the disease allowing the disabled person to interact voluntarily with naturality and at maximum information rate. MUNDUS targets are the neurodegenerative and genetic neuromuscular diseases and high level Spinal Cord Injury.

The project was running from 01-03-2010 to 28-02-2013.

References

  1. http://www.euronews.com/2013/03/04/a-helping-hand/
  2. ICNR 2012, November 14-16 2012, Toledo, Spain Bulgheroni M, d’Amico E, Sartori L, RFID technology for objects recognition and their position estimation (full paper) in Converging clinical and engineer research on neuro-rehabilitation, ed by Pons, Torricelli, Pajaro, Springer, 2013, 1165-1169
  3. J Neuroeng Rehabil. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2013; 10: 66, Pedrocchi A, Ferrante S, Ambrosini E, Gandolla M, Casellato C, Schauer T, Klauer C, Pascual J, Vidaurre C, Gfoehler M, Reichenfelser W, Karner J, Micera S, Crema A, Molteni F, Rossini M, Palumbo G, Guanziroli E, Jedlitschka A, Hack M, Bulgheroni M, D Amico E, Schenk P, Zwicker S, Duschau-Wicke A, Miseikis J, Graber L, Ferrigno G., MUNDUS project: MUltimodal Neuroprosthesis for daily Upper limb Support
  4. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013, 25-28 September 2013, Seville, Spain, in IFMBE Proceedings, 2014, 14:1791-1792, Ferrante S, Ambrosini E, Rossini M, Molteni F, Bulgheroni M, Ferrigno G and Pedrocchi A, Evaluation of a novel modular upper limb neuroprosthesis for daily life support