At the end of February, a seminar was held at the Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo, jointly organized by the hospital and the Instituto Cajal.
In this seminar, several presentations were made on the current state of scientific advances in Neurorehabilitation. Specifically, the advances in robotic rehabilitation of the upper train and, on the other hand, advances in which nervous system stimulation techniques are applied together with robotics.
This second area included the talk “European EXTEND Project: current status and preliminary results”, whose speakers were our project partners Filipe Barroso and Camila Rodrigues. They explained to the audience the state of the art achieved by the project EU funded project EXTEND in which a network of neural interfaces has been developed to interface some nerves of the human body with external devices.
Among other technologies, the EXTEND project uses our Exo-H3 exoskeleton for experiments. We are looking for mechanisms to actuate the device through EMG signals generated by the user’s body.
The EXTEND project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 779982. In addition to Technaid and the Neural Rehabilitation Group of the Cajal Institute, the project involves the Imperial College of London, the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, the German Fraunhofer Institute, the Madrid Health Service, Ossür, the Castilla La Mancha Health Service, the CSIC Institute of Philosophy and the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago.