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Research Director
University of Montpellier, France





Assistive technologies in upper-limb paralysis function restoration



In this presentation I will introduce recent results obtained in my research team on the artificial control of upper-limb functions involving novel technologies.

Both surface and invasive approaches of electrical stimulation are considered to restore upper limb functions in CAMIN group.

The interpretation of user voluntary interactions as an interface to pilot movements under the influence of electrical stimulation will be discussed as well as the perspectives for the future neuroprosthetic devices.

Selective implanted multi-contact neural electrodes are also explored in our team and recent results in this field will be presented.


Related publication:

Wafa Tigra, Benjamin Navarro, Andrea Cherubini, Xavier Gorron, Anthony Gélis, et al.. A novel EMG interface for individuals with tetraplegia to pilot robot hand grasping. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018, 26 (2), pp.291-298.

Wafa Tigra, David Guiraud, David Andreu, Bertrand Coulet, Anthony Gélis, et al.. Exploring selective neural electrical stimulation for upper limb functions restoration. European Journal of Translational Myology, PAGEPress®, 2016, 26 (2), pp.26-161.



Christine Azevedo Coste received the M.S. degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree from Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, France, in 2002. Since 2004, she has been a Researcher with INRIA Sophia Antipolis and Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier, France. She is leading CAMIN research team which interests include neuroprosthetics, movement control, functional rehabilitation, and assistive devices mainly involving electrical stimulation.