SenseBack is a multi-site, cross-disciplinary project to develop enabling technologies to restore sensory feedback in assistive devices, such as prosthetic hands. To enable this level of feedback, we must meet two clear objectives: to generate artificial signals that mimic those of the natural arm and hand, and to provide a means of delivering those signals to the nervous system of a prosthesis user. SenseBack is led by Newcastle University and involves experts from the universities of Leeds, Essex, Keele, Southampton and Imperial College London.
The aim of this project is to develop a radically novel and biologically-informed control approach that enables simultaneous control of multiple joints in an upper-limb prosthesis.
Partnership with Össur
As part of the EPSRC-funded SenseBack project, a highly-experienced team of UK researchers is developing a number of key technologies to restore sensation to the individuals using prosthetic hands. The proposed alliance between Newcastle University and Össur will facilitate the translation of the technologies developed in the SenseBack project to lower-limb prostheses.