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

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

Objective

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.
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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

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Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 679 734

Administrative Contact

Jan Veneman (Dr.)

Participants (7)

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EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 427 040

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 604 594

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 560 459

XSENS TECHNOLOGIES B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 470 378

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 685 181

UNIVERZITETNI REHABILITACIJSKI INSTITUT REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE-SOCA

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 435 395

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 631 542

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 601003

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 July 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 912 100

  • EU contribution

    € 4 494 323

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain