Yesterday started the Innovation Cluster Inopro which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) within the program “Bringing Technology to the People” with an inaugural event in Berlin. In the course of the next five years CorTec is doing research on intelligent prostheses and orthoses together with a consortium of 11 partners from industry, clinics and research.
The program “Bringing Technology to the People” aims at enhancing the interaction of man and machine. Apart from other fields of use the BMBF especially wants to support the development of technologies which are easy to use and serve the real needs of the individual person.
„Interactive medical technologies help people after ill health, an accident or in the old age to live an active and self-determined life again. With all the desirable technical progress we have to take care, though, that especially in the medical field is connected to a high level of data security as well as to easy handling for people at any age”, says Federal Minister Johanna Wanka.
The Innovation Cluster Inopro is coordinated by Otto Bock Healthcare, one of the leading companies in the field of orthotics and prosthetics, and is focusing its research on intelligent prostheses and orthoses that can adjust actively to the needs of the person who is wearing them enabling an intuitive communication. One of the goals of the Cluster is to develop feeling prostheses which can sense touch and translate this into groping signals to the patient.
CorTec contributes with its Brain Interchange technology to the project which will be responsible to establish communication between nerves and orthoses or prostheses.
Learn more about the program “Bringing Technology to the People”
Learn more about CorTec Brain Interchange