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The role of tactile and proprioceptive feedback in the context of a closed-loop hand prosthesis. (PhD)

My project aims to investigate the nature of tactile and proprioceptive feedback from the hand, for performing tasks such as object identification and object manipulation. This is being done in collaboration with Touch Bionics , using their i-Limb, an EMG-controlled prosthetic hand. By closing the control loop with tactile and proprioceptive feedback the artificial limb will show improved control and increased acceptance by the amputee. Furthermore this system will be highly manipulable, allowing me to turn on and turn off different sources of feedback information, answering important neuroscience questions about the role of haptic information in tasks such as object identification and object manipulation.

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