Smart ArM

Smart ArM is the French team for the Powered Arm Prosthesis Race of the CYBATHLON

What is the CYBATHLON ?

The CYBATHLON is a unique championship in which people with physical disabilities compete using state-​of-the-art technical assistance systems. Teams compete on courses designed to test how well suited a given technology is to helping its user with everyday tasks, in six different disciplines.

Smart ArM team is a research team specialized in arm prostheses for transhumeral amputees, i.e. above the elbow. Our pilot is accompanied by researchers, engineers and specialized clinicians from 3 French cities : Paris, Marseille and Nancy.

The SAM prosthesis is one of the only CYBATHLON prostheses with an active robotic elbow. The main challenge for our team is therefore to keep up with the speed of the other pilots despite the operation of a more complex system. This is why we are developing new innovative control modes.