School of Engineering

Congratulations to WPI Electrical and Computer Engineering Professors Edward Clancy and Xinming Huang for their recent award entitled “Wireless Non-Invasive Advanced Control of Microprocessor Prosthesis and Orthoses” sponsored by Liberating Technologies.  This award is the second phase of an ongoing project to give hand-wrist prostheses users the ability to move more naturally by enabling a hand and wrist to work simultaneously—known as two degrees of freedom—using electrical impulses generated by remnant muscles in the forearm. In traditional prostheses, only one element—either the hand or the wrist—can be in motion at a time. The outcome of this research will provide more functional, convenient, and robust prosthesis options for patients with upper limb amputation injuries.