Mateus Enzenberg receives Research Award of the Economic Chamber Tyrol 2023 | Third award for innovative MCI master's thesis
Mateus Enzenberg, graduate of the MCI master's program in Medical Technologies, receives this year's Research Award of the Economic Chamber Tyrol in the category "Technical Sciences".
The coveted prize is awarded annually for dissertations as well as diploma and master's theses at MCI, the University of Innsbruck and FH Kufstein. The winning theses demonstrate added value for society, a high degree of innovation and significance for Tyrol as a business location.
In his award-winning master's thesis "A patient tailored hand exoskeleton for adaptive assistance and training", Mateus Enzenberg developed a portable, customizable hand exoskeleton manufactured using 3D printing technology. The device assists with the rehabilitation of hands and fingers and supports patients' everyday life. The device is particularly innovative, as it is customizable, comfortable to wear and largely automated and cost-effective to produce.
Yeongmi Kim, Professor at the MCI Department of Medical & Health Technologies and supervisor of the master's thesis, adds, "Mateus Enzenberg has dedicated himself to an extremely important topic in rehabilitation and researched it at an impressive level. The numerous awards and the resulting recognition are more than deserved. Congratulations!"
Three-time winning research displays great potential
This is already the third award for Mateus Enzenberg's master's thesis. In 2022, he won the award of the Deutscher Freundeskreis der Universitäten in Innsbruck e.V., and just recently, he received the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research Award. Furthermore, he presented his work at the international MESROB conference 2023 in Romania, which revolves around the latest trends in medical and service robotics.