Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII)
Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII)

Works to enhance understanding and innovation in a number of subfields of machine intelligence at the University of Alberta. Prosthetics developed within the project are more of a natural extension of what the patient had before losing the limb, leading to an increased quality of life.

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Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII)

Adaptive Prosthetics Program

Cameron Schuler, Executive Director


Health Innovation

Our Adaptive Prosthetics Program, which uses complicated algorithms to increase a patient’s ability to customize and control prosthetics. Technologies developed through the program include the Bento Arm and the HANDi Hand.

How they are changing the world

Traditional prosthetics can be cumbersome, leading to patients often abandoning them. Prosthetics developed within the project learn from the patient and are more natural and an extension of what the patient had before losing the limb which leads to an increased quality of life.

Why Edmonton?

There were many early adopters of artificial intelligence (AI) research at the University of Alberta. That research attracted money. Over the past 15 years, the Government of Alberta has given $40-million to AI research at the University of Alberta.

What does the future look like?

Researchers will continue to develop and fine-tune intelligent artificial limbs that are more personalized and constantly learn from the user.

“With most prosthetics, the person has to adapt to them. We want to flip that so they become an actual extension of the person.”

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