Highly movable, sensitive, and powerful: The human hand enables differentiated interaction with the environment. Prostheses help people cope with everyday life and participate in society after having lost their limbs. Reproducing the functions of a hand in a prosthesis true to life is one of the biggest technical challenges. With its solution of this challenge, the company of Vincent Systems established by a staff member of KIT was among the three finalists in the competition for the German President’s Award for Innovation in Science and Technology.
Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.