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eNHANCE - intention based enhancement of reaching and grasping in physically disabled people - personalized to maximize user performance

Objective

The eNHANCE project key objective is to symbiotically mechanically support and motivate people with motor impairments resulting from muscular or neural degeneration (e.g. stroke) to perform complex daily life tasks. Our system aims to assist the user in performing their daily-life interaction with the environment through an intelligent multi-modal adaptive interface controlled by a high performance intention detection input interface and a personalised behavioural model. The eNHANCE active support orthotics enables the users to achieve their desired movement actions, while motivating the users to maximize their own force contribution. This will maximize user performance relative to their personal capacity, and so maximize therapeutic effects. This requires a personalized mechanical support system taking into account personal behaviour in response to arm and hand support characteristics, supplementary motivational inputs provided by the system and context. Our personalized behaviour model will be constantly predicting user performance. This model is adaptively identified based on the discrepancy between observed and predicted user performance.
The eNHANCE consortium provides a unique combination of European companies, knowledge and clinical institutes required to tackle this challenge. The expertise covers such diverse fields as body-mounted sensing, high-performance intention detection, machine intelligence, behavioral monitoring and modeling, dexterous mechatronic arm and handfunction support, intelligent and user-enabling daily-life care, and economical and clinical exploitation of such new approaches.
The research and innovation will be driven by clinical user and industrial requirements identification and is finalized by clinical validation and industrial prototype realization and demonstration.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/stroke
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning/deep learning

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 760 584

Participants (9)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 324 941
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROESSINGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 349 610
Address
Roessinghsbleekweg 33
7522 AH Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 345 138,75
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EYEBRAIN

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1 Bis Rue Jean Le Galleu
94200 Ivry Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOLDUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 5
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FOCAL MEDITECH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 198 520
Address
Droogdokkeneiland 19
5026 SP Tilburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HANKAMP REHAB BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Buurserstraat 198
7544 RG Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOSERVO TECHNOLOGIES AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 406 011
Address
Torshamnsgatan 35
164 40 Kista
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HACKER MOTOR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 156 250
Address
Schinderstrassl 32
84030 Ergolding
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)