Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

  • Program: EIT Health

  • Project acronym: Agilis

  • Project title: Restoration of Hand Functions in Tetraplegia through Selective Neural Electrical Stimulation

  • Duration: Jan. 2019 - June 2020

  • Coordinator: Camin Inria

  • Other partners: APHP, Univ. Heidelberg, CRF La Châtaigneraie, Neurinnov.

  • Abstract: Complete tetraplegia leads to inability to move, thus use, both hands. To date, there is no solution to restore this absolutely needed function for very common daily activities such as social interactions, washing, eating or self catheterizing. We aim at an innovative implanted stimulation of only two nerves associated with an intuitive interface. It will provide functional grasping without a third person and thus will drastically increase the autonomy of such people for the rest of their life.