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From 7th to 8th APRIL 2014

The year 2 Review Meeting of the CYBERLEGs project was held in Florence, at Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, with the participation of Dr. Mariusz Baldyga (European Commission Project Officer), Prof. Brian Davies and Prof. Owen Holland (Project reviewers), and all the project partners.

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MARCH 12th-14th, 2014
euRobotics Forum 2014, Rovereto, Italy Cyberlegs took part in the fifth edition of European Robotics Forum...
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MARCH 5th 2014
ANSA agency. The Cyberlegs road prototype...
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JANUARY 7th-19th 2014
PHYCS2014, International conference on physiological computing systems, Lisbon, Portugal...
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DECEMBER 4th 2013
Motherboard, the online magazine and video channel dedicated to the intersection of technology, science and humans, released its first issue devoted to CYBERLEGs and the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa. Watch the video here...:
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The CYBERLEGs brochure is now downloadable from here... Download (.PDF)

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Official video of first year project results:

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NEUROEXOS is an elbow exoskeleton developed by Scuola Supereriore Sant'Anna (Pisa, Italy) which implements a 4-DOF passive mechanism to allign the rotation axes of human and robot joints. It has been recently presented to Ability Channel, a web TV that is especially dedicated to sport events for people with disabilities. Watch the video

HANDEXOS is an exoskeletal device for hand rehabilitation and/or functional assistance. It has been designed for ensure high comfort and address full kinematics compatibility with human hand. Watch the video to see how it works

PROJECT

CYBERLEGs, acronym for “The CYBERnetic Lower-Limb Cognitive Ortho-prosthesis”, is a Collaborative Research project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The Consortium, which is composed of five partners from three different EU Countries, is coordinated by NICOLA VITIELLO, from The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. The CYBERLEGs project started on February 1, 2012.


SUMMARY & FIGURES

The scientific and technological global goal of the CYBERLEGs project is the development of an artificial cognitive system for dysvascular trans-femoral amputees’ lower-limb functional replacement and assistance in activities of daily living. CYBERLEGs will be a robotic system constituted of an active cognitive artificial leg for the functional replacement of the amputated limb and a wearable active orthosis for assisting the contralateral sound limb...

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OBJECTIVES

The aim of the CYBERLEGs project is to develop an artificial cognitive system for trans-femoral amputees’ lower-limb functional replacement and assistance. CYBERLEGs wants to research ways of cognitive control, motivated and validated trough the ortho-prosthesis scenario, of a multi-degree-of-freedom system with both lower-limb replacing and assistive capacities. The project will develop know-how on how human can interface a semi-autonomous robotic device which supports the amputee in executing locomotion-related tasks (e.g. walking, stairs climbing), including transients (e.g. start, stop, sit-to-stand, etc. …), in a real life unstructured environment. Research activities within CYBERLEGs aim at pursuing metabolic, cognitive and energy efficiency...

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