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Ranu Jung, Ph.D

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2013
For outstanding contributions to developing novel physiology-based orthopedic devices, and for fostering academic and industrial interactions to advance neuro-engineering

FDA approves first-in-human trial for neural-enabled prosthetic hand system developed at FIU

Via Florida International University | March 28, 2017

Upper extremity amputees are one step closer to successfully picking up a cookie or an egg, thanks to a new advanced prosthetic system that is designed to restore sensation.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an investigational device exemption for the first-in-human trial with this technology. The system was developed at Florida International University by Ranu Jung and her Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory team.

“The system is intended to restore the sense of touch, and hand opening which would allow users to precisely differentiate the size and fragility of various objects,” said Ranu Jung, interim dean of the College of Engineering and Computing and a Wallace H. Coulter Eminent Scholars Chair in biomedical engineering. “The prostheses that exist today make it difficult for amputees to manipulate delicate and small objects because they can’t feel them… Continue reading.

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