Mr. Michael Twardowski at the Annual WPI Graduate Research Innovation Exchange.

On April 24th, Mr. Michael Twardowski, a Robotics Engineering PhD Student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and a De Luca Foundation Research Fellow,  presented his research “Motor Unit Drive for Real Time Upper Limb Prosthetic Control” at the annual Graduate Research Innovation Exchange at WPI.

Mr. Twardowski has developed an innovative non-invasive neural interface, referred to as MU Drive, that can access natural physiological mechanisms of human motor control in real-time and could be used to provide a low-health risk, high-precision prosthetic control solution. His study provides proof-of-concept for the technology and forms the basis for future prototype development and testing in transradial amputees.  

His research is funded in part by the De Luca Foundation.