BRIDGE Proof of Concept 2020 – MYLEG project victory


Lower limb amputees use prostheses that do not restore sensory feedback during walking. Because of this, they risk falls, thus losing confidence in the prosthesis and overusing the healthy leg, which causes increased fatigue, and reduced mobility. Because of these reasons, users abandon the prosthesis, with consequent low reinsertion into the working society. MYLEG is a unique device that restores sensory feedback to amputees by gently stimulating with pulses of current the skin of their remaining leg. MYLEG is an add-on to commercially available prostheses. The system is constituted by a sensorized insole that is added to the prosthesis, an external controller that transduces this information for a stimulating system constituted by portable stimulators and electrodes embedded in a portable belt. The optimal placement of the electrodes on the skin and the algorithms that control the stimulation makes the elicited sensations very clear for the amputee, and thus the overall system easy to use.

The long-term vision of the MYLEG project is to improve mobility and prosthesis cognitive integration, by restoring sensory feedback, in people with leg amputation where they matter the most to them, during their daily life. There are no commercial devices similar to the one proposed in MYLEG. The prosthesis restoring sensory feedback will enable users to avoid falls, to increase confidence in the device, which will reduce counterbalancing movements, and fatigue. The MYLEG neuroprosthesis would enable the National Health Systems to save up to €330’000 per amputee, connected to a sedentary lifestyle following prosthesis abandonment. The sensory feedback system will represent a new product in the prosthetics market (valued €1.2 billion in 2019), allowing its further expansion.

The proposed project (MYLEG), hosted by the Neuroengineering Laboratory, aims at restoring sensory feedback in lower limb amputees to improve mobility and cognitive integration of the prosthesis
11 commenti
  1. ceri138
    ceri138 dice:

    magnificent submit, very informative. I wonder why the opposite specialists of this
    sector do not understand this. You must continue your writing.
    I’m confident, you have a huge readers’ base already!

  2. Israel lady
    Israel lady dice:

    I was extremely pleased to discover this great site. I want to to thank you for ones time just for this wonderful read!! I definitely liked every little bit of it and i also have you bookmarked to look at new information in your blog.

  3. education
    education dice:

    Amman Arab academic world is a Jordanian teacher institute of unconventional education, located upon Jordan Street, Mubis-Amman. Amman Arab university circles (AAU) was founded in 1997 below
    the later Education Council No. (1476) upon 24/11/1997 as a non-profit private college circles specialized
    in graduate studies under the broadcast Amman Arab academic
    circles for Graduate Studies, and thereby became the first college circles in Jordan that offers graduate
    programs leading to Master’s Degrees, and Doctoral Degrees.

    on 30/9/1998 the far along Education Council gave grant for the university
    to begin operational like the conclusive No. (1625).

    Academic operation started in the dawn of the Second Semester of
    the academic year 1999/2000. One of Jordanian Private Universites

  4. SBU 2022
    SBU 2022 dice:

    Simply wish to say your article is as astonishing.
    The clarity in your post is simply great and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.
    Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed
    to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks
    a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.


Lascia un Commento

Vuoi partecipare alla discussione?
Sentitevi liberi di contribuire!

Lascia un commento

Il tuo indirizzo email non sarà pubblicato.