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Balance Augmentation in Locomotion, through Anticipative, Natural and Cooperative control of Exoskeletons

Project description

Cognitive Systems and Robotics The goal of the BALANCE project is to realize an exoskeletal robot that improves the balance performance of humans, targeted at users facing balance-challenging conditions or suffering from a lack of ability to walk or maintain balance during walking. The proposed exoskeleton is human-cooperative in the sense that the control of the exoskeleton is complementary to the remaining human control. Depending on application it can either assist only in difficult conditions or in case of erroneous behaviour of the user, or can assist the user maximally. The ultimate goal is to have the exoskeleton seamlessly cooperate with the human. The exploitation of the results will focus on applications in neurorehabilitation and worker support.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-9
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 679 734
Administrative Contact
Jan Veneman (Dr.)

Participants (7)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 427 040
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jonas Buchli (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 604 594
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andre Seyfarth (Prof.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 560 459
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dominique Schoen (Mrs.)
XSENS TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 470 378
Address
Pantheon 6A 8A
7521 PR Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Colleen Monaghan (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 685 181
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erik van Unen (Mr.)
UNIVERZITETNI REHABILITACIJSKI INSTITUT REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE-SOCA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 435 395
Address
Linhartova Cesta 51
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Cugelj (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 631 542
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)