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Perception and Action in Complex Environments

Perception and Action in Complex Environments

Objective

The PACE research and training programme sits at the interface between basic science, technology and clinics, in order to unveil how humans control and adapt their movements in complex, naturalistic environments. Such a research agenda has major consequences for understanding how these movements are impacted by specific brain insults and how these impairments can be compensated for via new rehabilitation methods. Improving rehabilitation programmes for sensory and motor disabilities across the lifespan is a major societal challenge in western countries and many obstacles need to be overcome. To provide but one example, with regard to eye-hand coordination of upper limb movement remaining abilities are rarely assessed in stroke patients or sensory-disabled children and this impacts both prognostic estimation and rehabilitation. New technologies, such as robotics or virtual reality, provide an exciting change in perspective to transfer state-of-the-art knowledge from basic research on sensorimotor transformation into the clinical domain. To meet these societal challenges, it is crucial to train a new generation of early-stage researchers in a programme such as PACE where fundamental and applied/clinical research are effectively integrated via collaborative research, doctoral secondments and theoretical courses – in other words, one in which clinicians, neuroscientists, theoreticians and engineers can contribute around a well-defined problem: how humans acquire, lose and recover movement performance. With 8 academic, 1 clinical and 1 private beneficiaries, and 5 partner organizations (4 industrial, 1 in science communication), PACE structures a training and research programme that is both highly interdisciplinary and intersectoral. Our goal is to meet both fundamental and clinical well-identified challenges as well as preparing young scientists for future european research & development in the fields of human movement studies and rehabilitation medicine.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Address

Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 314 378

Participants (9)

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FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 516 122,64

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 260 300,52

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

MEDICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH SERVICES FUND BY THE SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 260 300,52

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

MOTEK MEDICAL B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642961

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2015

  • End date

    31 March 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 911 673,24

  • EU contribution

    € 3 911 673,24

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France