Prensilia currently sells robotic hands for research and education across the globe. Over the years it has established important collaborations with the leading companies and research centers involved in grasping, manipulation, robotics and prosthetics. Starting from Your requirements, Prensilia designs, customizes and manufactures advanced robotic hands endowed with embedded actuation, sensory and control systems, with a rapid delivery and at competitive prices.
We don’t want to stop!
Among several worldwide difficulties, encompassing health and financial ones, here at Prensilia we tried to move forward to what will be next rather than look behind to what we unfortunately lost. For this reason we are proud to share that we are part of the MAGNELIQ and APRIL EU funded projects, both started in 2020. Within these projects, Prensilia will advance the state of the art of advanced artificial hands for robotics and prosthetics. Our hands will face new challenging environments such as food, electronics, footwear and, last but not least, medical industry. Take a look at the APRIL and MAGNELIQ projects pages to get a sense of what will come.
Fostering European research on next-gen limbs
Prensilia is proud to be part of the DeTOP project. DeTOP (Dexterous Transradial Osseointegrated prosthesis with neural control and sensory feedback) is a collaborative research project funded under the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and coordinated by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa. DeTOP aims to develop an osseointegrated prosthesis for transradial amputees able to create bidirectional links between the human and the robotic prosthesis.
The euRobotics Technology Transfer Award is presented each year in recognition of outstanding innovations in the field of robotics and automation, in order to promote excellence in applied research, and technology transfer between research and industry. Prensilia, with other four European companies was chose as a finalist for the award, and presented IH2 Azzurra at the European Robotics Forum held in Lyon, France.
IH2 Azzurra enters the market
Prensilia launches the IH2 Azzurra hand, the first market available 5-axis, human-sized, anthropomorphic hand with actuation, sensory and control systems embedded in the palm, able to replicate real hand functions at human-like speeds. Still today, IH2 Azzurra is the cheapest anthropomorphic robotic hand available for sale. The device is used around the world within several research scenarios. Check out IH2 Azzurra and the other products available.
Prensilia is a company spun out from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) by researchers of the ARTS Lab (Advanced Robotics and Technology Laboratory), with long experience in research and development of innovative robotic and biomedical devices. Company associates have been involved in several national and international research projects in the field of robotics, hand prosthetics and neuroscience allowing them to acquire and consolidate the key expertise of Prensilia. The know-how of Prensilia includes the following fields: advanced robotics and mechatronics, embedded control, micro-mechanical sensors, precision mechanics and ICT systems.
In the same year, Prensilia wins the sixth edition of the Vespucci Award for Innovation with the project named: “e-grasp, trans-radial prosthesis”. The prize is held by the Tuscany regional Government, and awards the most brilliant and innovative entrepreneurship project based on innovative solutions not yet industrially exploited. A great start for Prensilia!