1. Interfaces able to effectively communicate with the peripheral nerves of the arm;
2. Robotic upper limbs capable of reproducing the different movements and grasp types of the human hand;
3. Artificial fingers with touch sensors able to replicate tactile perception;
4. A mathematical model able to translate the nervous system activity into signals that can be read by a machine and vice-versa.
The NEBIAS project is a European collaboration between various research institutions in Italy, Spain and Germany. It spans a number of fields, namely medicine, biology, physics, and engineering.