DeTOP is a research project funded under the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, coordinated by Christian Cipriani at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy.
DeTOP addresses the scientific, technological and clinical problem of recovery of hand function after amputation. It aims to develop and clinically implement robotic, sensing and long-term interfacing technologies for the next-generation transradial prosthesis. Core of the system is the osseointegrated human-machine gateway (OHMG), a bone-anchoring technique developed at the University of Gothenburg, able to create bidirectional links between the human and the robotic prosthesis (see picture above). Key objective of DeTOP is to translate, exploit and appraise already proven technology for transhumeral amputation to the most frequent case of transradial amputation.