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Development of a prototype of a new type of electrical linear actuator for reclining chairs including new kinematics


The main goal of this project is to create a new type of miniaturised electrical linear actuator with load control and force limiting devices for integration in optimised reclining armchairs or others, and based on an adaptation and a specific study of well dimensioned mechanism in order to propose the possibility of manufacturing smaller and lighter components and equipments . The study and creation of a prototype of a specific actuator, able to perform economical, safety and ergonomic benefits will be necessary and SME proposers would be interested to contribute to this project and work with RTDs . Considering both economical and technological aspects developing such a prototype with adequate materials and components is too much complicate and risky without the contribution of major RTDs . The here after SMEs are specialised in complementary technologies permitting to develop an ergonomic and efficient prototype to reach this goal and RTDs could help in defining norms and adaptation to norms, in research on materials, components and technologies, in studies and specifications, in integration of mechanical and electrical technologies, in performing tests and calibration, in validation of the research project .

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards


Sermatec SA
151,Rue Georges Meliès
41350 Vineuil

Participants (1)

Sedac Mecobel SA
8560 Wevelgem