ARM / Arm Prosthesis Race



About the Team

We are a group of young and passionate researchers from the School of Instrumentation Science and Engineering, Southeast University, China. The research group is led by Prof. Aiguo Song. Some of our team members also come from Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (SIBET, CAS) and professional prosthetic manufacturers such as Libionic. Through the Cybathlon platform, we hope to showcase our efforts to tangibly improve the daily lives of amputees.

About the Pilot

Min Xu lost her right hand in an accident at the age of 20, but she is a strong, enthusiastic and kind-hearted woman. Through her efforts, she runs a restaurant and is actively involved in activities related to helping disabled people. When she received the invitation to participate as a pilot in the Cybathlon competition, she was happy to do so, and saying "it's not just to help me, but hopefully to help more people with amputations as well".

About the Device

We have designed a hybrid controlled arm prosthesis which combines the precision of a body power source with the strength of a motor power source. Importantly, our goal is to develop a prosthetic hand that can be used as an important aid in the user's daily life, rather than as a dispensable liability, so we place great emphasis on light weight and control reliability during the development process. The hybrid control solution strikes a good balance in this respect.

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