The startup SensArs Neuroprosthetics restores feelings to amputees’ missing legs. In December 2016, the first prototype of SensArs’ product was successfully implanted by an international team of specialists. This medical device gets worldwide attention and wins CHF 130’000 of pre-seed capital at the Venture Kick final.
Following the evaluation of proposals submitted to the very first Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation Launchpad call, 16 successful proposals have now been invited to grant agreement preparation. The FET Innovation Launchpad aims at boosting economic growth stemming from FET research by supporting unexplored innovation opportunities from FET-funded projects.
On 2 November SensArs will be showcasing its technology at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland, along with other robotics startups.
“An amputee feels rough or smooth textures in real-time — in his phantom hand — using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in the arm.”
“Ready for the big final? Haelixa and SensArs Neuroprosthetics won the second stage of Venture Kick, with CHF 20‘000 each.”
“Haelixa, Seervision, DermAbiotech and SensArs Neuroprosthetics recently won the first stage of Venture Kick.”
“25 start-ups have been announced winners of the IMD Award 2015/2016. As a reward they will work with the MBAs and EMBAs in 2016.”