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Movement Assisting Devices: Manufacturing of personalized Kineto-Dynamics parts and products for workers, elderly and children

Objective

I - Over forty million workers in the EU are affected by work-place related musculoskeletal disorders, as a result of working in painful or tiring positions and handling heavy loads with repetitive hand or arm movements.
II - The aging population is growing fast and approaching the mean age where loss of function and hence loss of mobility is to begin. In addition to diabetic and obesity, in 5 years’ time, there will be significant increase in number of elderly people who require mobility aids or orthoses which need to be fitted in order to enable population to live at their home independently.
III - A number of neuromuscular disorders, along with other pathologies such as arthrogryposis, affect children motor patterns in the limbs causing motion deficits.

To achieve long term benefits for the European society, the proposal addresses those three groups with the development of a next generation of Movement Assistive Devices (MADs): innovative, “passive” and highly customized kineto-dynamic equipment, built to provide natural compensation of human movements (both upper and lower limbs). MADs will be conceived and developed exploiting a generative design approach (capable to combine unique morphological characteristics with personalized kinematics) coupled with an innovative additive multi-material technology ( capable to deliver specific mechanical properties),

By delivering products for mobility enhancement of the older persons, the project directly contributes in dealing with familiar ageing society issues by decreasing the need of care sector and enhancing a reduction of falls with an overall consequent saved costs. In workplace safety, the MAD fosters correct kinesis, injury prevention and improved productivity. Meanwhile, placing focus on the last, third group, MovAiD promotes the final stage of a modern sustainable society by augmenting the quality of life of its youngest members with difficulties in mobility.

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-FoF-2015

Coordinator

CHAS A BLATCHFORD AND SONS LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 502 500,00
Address
Lister Road
RG22 4AH Basingstoke
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight North Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 502 500,00

Participants (12)

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 835 000,00
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Harrow and Hillingdon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 835 000,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 608 750,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 608 750,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 702 500,00
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 702 500,00
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ticino Ticino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 415 000,00
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo Co

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Como
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 415 000,00
GAIT UP SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Epfl Innovation Park Batiment C
1015 Lausanne

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ANYBODY TECHNOLOGY AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 408 750,00
Address
Niels Jernes Vej 10
9220 Aalborg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 408 750,00
TTS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 365 000,00
Address
Largo Caleotto 1
23900 Lecco Lc

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Lecco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 365 000,00
KMWE PRECISION BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 465 000,00
Address
Bic 1
5657 BX Eindhoven

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 465 000,00
ALSTOM TRANSPORTE SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 365 000,00
Address
Calle Martinez Villergas 49, Edificio V
28027 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 365 000,00
OFFICINA ORTOPEDICA MICHELOTTI SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 365 000,00
Address
Viale Jacopo Della Quercia 79
55100 Lucca

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Lucca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 365 000,00
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 104 375,00
Address
Trekronervej 28 Stroby Ergede
4600 Koge

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Region
Danmark Sjælland Østsjælland
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 104 375,00