Fraunhofer and the University of Auckland to co-develop a bionic elbow joint

Press Release / 1.12.2015

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the University of Auckland in New Zealand will work hand in hand for the next three years on a project to develop a novel arm orthosis for elbows – the “Bionic Joint”. The kick-off meeting for the international project was held on December 1 at the Fraunhofer-Forum Berlin. It was attended by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Professor Reimund Neugebauer, president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, and Dr Urs Schneider, project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart, who together presented the research collaboration.