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When having to rely on a prosthesis, using digital devices is difficult: mouse, keyboard and touchscreens are designed for organic hands only. Yet amputees are often capable of using muscular gestures with their phantom hand, which can be read out. We have created an interface between these signals and the digital world that opens up new possibilities. Shortcut is a digital wristband that translates phantom hand gestures and planar movements into a wireless computer control. It facilitates a quick re-entry into the profession and unrestricted digital interaction.
We were recently awarded the STARTS prize by Ars Electronica and the Mart Stam Förderpreis.
Prof. Mika Satomi
Prof. Wolf Jeschonnek