Rerouting the Function of the Hand

The MoreGrasp project is coming to an end and has provided substantial results. The mental control of neuroprostheses can be considerably simplified in the future with the help of reprocessed brain signals.

Man with blue gray eyes holding the replica of a human skull.

Gernot Müller-Putz headed the recently completed MoreGrasp project. © Lunghammer – TU Graz

Marcel is paralysed and can only partially move his arms and legs. He cannot grasp glasses and needs support to eat. “The common assumption is that you cannot do anything more for someone in such a case, and that tetraplegia is an immutable fact,” explains Gernot Müller-Putz from TU Graz’s Institute of Neural Engineering. “But it doesn’t have to be like that.” He wants to help people like Marcel to have more quality of life and independence. 

Read more about Gernot Müller-Putz's research on brain-computer interfaces or BCI in the MoreGrasp-project on Planet research.