Product - Concept - Mission
SENSY: a unique device, which allows amputees, unlike current available prostheses, to feel again from missing limbs. It is a neuroprosthetic device to be implanted within the residual nerves, or healthy part of the nerves, aimed at restoring the natural-like flow of the neural sensory information.
We are the first team worldwide who demonstrated the feasibility of this technology in a human amputee. Indeed, we performed a successful sub-chronic one-month proof-of-concept testing of the intraneural stimulation for the sensory restoration in human amputee.
The everyday life of this portion of population will be dramatically changed by restoring them feelings from the limb and by making their functionality similar to the healthy one. We will eliminate their neuropathic pain, and make them feel the prosthetic or injured limbs as the proper one.
We are uniquely motivated group of dreamers, hard-workers and close friends, who have technical know-how and the first ever worldwide experience in this field. As a result of the long-standing research, we acquired the knowledge reflected in the first proof-of-concept clinical trial, a patent and a highly qualified team, with strong international reputation.
Meet the team behind the idea.
Francesco Maria Petrini
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
- The Clinical Centre of Serbia at Belgrade
- Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland
- Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
Technical and R&D Collaborations
- École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
- Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
- Wyss Center for Bio and Neuro-Engineering, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland
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