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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.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pathology
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/hiv
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CHAS A BLATCHFORD AND SONS LIMITED
Address
Lister Road
RG22 4AH Basingstoke
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 502 500

Participants (12)

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 835 000
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 608 750
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 702 500
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 415 000
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo Co
Activity type
Other
GAIT UP SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Epfl Innovation Park Batiment C
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANYBODY TECHNOLOGY AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 408 750
Address
Niels Jernes Vej 10
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TTS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
Largo Caleotto 1
23900 Lecco Lc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KMWE PRECISION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 465 000
Address
Bic 1
5657 BX Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALSTOM TRANSPORTE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
Calle Martinez Villergas 49, Edificio V
28027 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OFFICINA ORTOPEDICA MICHELOTTI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
Viale Jacopo Della Quercia 79
55100 Lucca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 104 375
Address
Trekronervej 28 Stroby Ergede
4600 Koge
Activity type
Other