LeMano is a team from EPFL, which recently pioneered natural feeling restoration in people with upper limb amputations through functioning artificial arms – in fact you may have read about them back in 2014 when they first published the results of their Lifehand2 bionic hand. LeMano are currently expanding their technology and testing it with new patients. For the Cybathlon they have developed new control algorithms in order to enable more accurate and easier control of the prosthesis, to help with the precise and adaptive object manipulation required for the Cybathlon tasks, e.g. hanging up washing on a clothes line. Their pilot is called Almerina, a proud wife and mother who wants to help society by giving her time to testing of innovative technologies, which she hopes will be an everyday reality in the future. Team is leaded by Stanisa, and composed by Giacomo, Ivo and Francesco.
The goal of LeMano is to show that a non-athlete can participate and complete tasks in such a competition. This would really show that their technology is not only for Super Heroes, but for all persons with disabilities.