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Bionic limbs that make us feel

Event schedule details

Sunday 30 June

15.00-15.45

Event location details

Lecture Theatre G16

Imperial College London

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Speaker: Dario Farina

Robotic technology can already reproduce missing human limbs for near complete dexterity and could even, one day, surpass our own biological potential. Through advances in robotics and a deeper understanding of our own nervous system, we can offer amputees man-machine interfaces that create a truly natural control of movement.

Dario Farina, Professor of Neurorehabilitation Engineering at Imperial, will explore our nervous system and the neural impacts of phantom limbs and two-way communication between limb and mind. He will also explore the idea of recreating the feeling of having a limb back and artificial limbs accepted by patients as a part of their body.

This is part of our ‘Spotlight on Science’ talks series. Take a look at the other talks in this series.


This event is free but booking is available to guarantee a place. 
Please arrive ten minutes before the event begins. If you arrive after the event has started, your ticket will be reallocated.
Limited tickets will be available on the day, but we recommend pre-booking to guarantee a place.

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