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Physiological and Rehabilitation Outcomes: Gains from Automated Interventions in stroke Therapy (PRO GAIT)

Objective

Developments in robotics allow people with profound neuromuscular deficits after stroke to walk with assistance (during the gait cycle) using an exoskeleton robot. Integrating a robotic device with individualised user electroencephalography (EEG /electrical activity in the motor areas in the brain) and EMG (muscle)feedback would allow more physiological and targeted gait parameters in response to effort, and confer neuroplastic training effects including neuromodulation of temporal and spatial features of gait.
Future integration of EEG/EMGsignals with robotic devices will allow patient initiated movement through thought and/or attempted effort, where currently parameters for devices are therapist set and usage is not functionally driven by the patient. Advancement in this regard is stalled primarily because of difficulty in 3D modelling of gait by EEG.
This collaborative consortium through secondments and return and built in knowledge sharing strategies will exchange knowledge and expertise across: Design, development and production of exoskeleton gait devices; neuro-rehabilitation; bioelectric EEG/EMG signal capture and interpretation; mathematical modelling and brain computer interface (BCI) platform development can advance the state of the art in gait rehabilitation after stroke rehabilitation. The proposal will allow development of 3D modelling of gait, for gait restoration and explore integration with robotics from multi-stakeholder perspectives.
Aims:
1. Define current state of the art in EEG modelling of gait post stroke by systematic review and meta-synthesis
2. Complete 3D modelling of gait as visualised gait, overground gait and robotic walking in healthy individuals and stroke survivors
3. Develop and test a virtual reality BCI gait training device, including end-user feedback
4. Explore integration of this prototype with robotic software platforms

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/stroke
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/physiotherapy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 13 500

Participants (5)

MATER MISERICORDIAE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Eccles Street
7 Dublin
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
G.TEC MEDICAL ENGINEERING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Sierningstrasse 14
4521 Schiedlberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONGREGAZIONE DELLE SUORE INFERMIERE DELL ADDOLORATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Dante 11
22100 Como
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (1)

EKSO BIONICS INC
United States
Address
1414 Harbour Way South, Ste 1201
94804 Richmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)