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Modelling the neuromusculoskeletal system across spatiotemporal scales for a new paradigm of human-machine motor interaction

Project description

Learning neuromuscular closed-loop control for better neurorehabilitation

Neurological injuries leave millions of people disabled, and motor recovery is often suboptimal. The impact of current neurorehabilitation machines is limited by the lack of knowledge of their physical interaction with the human body. The EU-funded INTERACT project aims to create multi-scale models of human–machine interaction for novel closed-loop control paradigms. Researchers will use recording and numerical modelling to decode the cellular activity of motor neurons in the spinal cord at a high resolution, aiming to demonstrate how motor dysfunction is repaired by inducing changes in neuromuscular targets. Learning to control the stimuli that govern neuromuscular function will enable machines to co-adapt with the human body and will promote the development of man–machine interfaces from neuroprostheses to robotic limbs and exosuits.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-STG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 500 000

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 500 000
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments