Ulf controls his robotic arm with his mind

Ulf Karlsson was far out at sea when a fan tore his arm off and he had to instruct his coworkers on how to stop the bleeding.

While some said he could never work again, Ulf wanted to strive on.

And through a collaboration between Chalmers, Sahlgrenska and Integrum, Ulf now has a robotic arm attached to his skeletal and nervous system, and he is one out of four in the world who can control and feel with his prosthetic hand as with his real hand.

​The neuroprosthetic tehnology is developed by Max Ortiz Catalanan Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers.


Published: Mon 28 May 2018. Modified: Tue 29 May 2018