Integrum is both excited and proud to share that our mind-controlled, bone-anchored implant system—the e-OPRA™ Implant System—has been awarded a 2020 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in the engineering category! Which is a tribute to Integrum’s role as a frontrunner in the field of bionic limbs and neurorehabilitation.
“The Best of What's New Awards showcase the year’s greatest feats of human ingenuity," says Popular Science Editor-in-Chief Corinne Iozzio. "Even in a year like 2020, innovation has helped us glimpse a future that’s safer, smarter, and more enjoyable than we might have thought possible.
Watch this video to see how the e-OPRA™ Implant System can assist upper limb amputees in their daily lives. (The first person appearing in the video is Magnus Niska, the first recipient of the e-OPRA™ Implant System. Magnus just won the bronze medal in the discipline “Power Arm Prosthetic Race“ at the Cybathlon 2020 World Edition).
“We are honoured to receive the award. Integrum is at the forefront of innovation when it comes to improving the lives of people with amputation. We are motivated by this recognition and will continue working towards making our remarkable technology accessible to those who need it”, says Maria Lopez, CEO, Integrum AB.
Popular Science ‘Best of What’s New’
Best of What’s New is awarded annually since 1988, to celebrate the top 100 innovative products and technologies that represent significant advancements in 10 categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Engineering, Entertainment, Gadgets, Health, Home, Personal Care, Security, and Sports & Outdoors.
The award is given by Popular Science magazine, one of America’s oldest and most trusted brands. By making science and tech engaging, approachable, and inclusive, Popular Science keeps readers, listeners, and viewers plugged in to and excited about the world around them.
About the e-OPRA™ Implant System
The e-OPRA™ Implant System is a mind-controlled prosthetic system that uses artificial intelligence to provide the user unparalleled prosthetic (motor) control with improved precision and has the capability to provide sensations of touch, making it one of the most advanced implants in the world.
The first patient was treated in 2013, when the patient’s pre-existing OPRATM Implant System was upgraded with the addition of permanently implanted neuromuscular electrodes, thereby connecting the prosthesis not only to the patient’s bone, but also to nerves and muscles. The OPRATM Implant System consists of a threaded titanium Fixture, surgically inserted into the bone, and an Abutment that extends out of the body, percutaneously. The Fixture and the Abutment are held together by an Abutment Screw. The Abutment Screw was replaced with a hollow e-OPRATM Abutment Screw, through which electrodes were routed and implanted in nerves and muscles, creating a bidirectional wired communication pathway between the body and the prosthesis.
The e-OPRA™ Implant System is not yet commercially available.
For further information, please contact:
Maria Lopez, CEO
Cell. +46 (0) 708-46 10 69
Erik Penser Bank AB
Tel. +46 (0) 8 463 8000