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. Our team Smart ArM (SAM) is one of the teams involved for the Powered Arm Prosthesis Race. 


Smart ArM brings together researchers from the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) at the University of Sorbonne in Paris, the Institute of Movement Sciences (ISM) at the University of Aix-​Marseille and clinicians from the Institute of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in Nancy. Our research team is specialized in prostheses for transhumeral amputees, i.e. above the elbow. Our arm prosthesis is characterised above all by an innovative control architecture and the associated sensorimotor control strategy. The challenge for our pilot is to keep up with the speed of pilots without artificial elbows despite the operation of a more complex system.


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During the Cybathlon, Christophe will be using a i-Limb Quantum, Össur’s premium multi-articulating myoelectric hand ! It is a very […]
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