Mechanised Orthosis for children with neurological disorders | 2 Mers Seas Zeeën

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Mechanised Orthosis for children with neurological disorders

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Technological Innovation

France

HEI - YNCREA Hauts-de-France

Lead partner

address

13, rue de Toul
59000 Lille
Frankrijk

Project budget

7 476 119

ERDF amount

4 431 376

ERDF rate

59%

Begindatum

03/01/2019

Einddatum

30/09/2022

Common challenge

According to Beckhung (2008) 54% of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) can walk without aids,16% of patients will need assistive devices to walk and 30% are not able to walk at 5 years of age. This means that 46% of CP patients can possibly benefit from innovative technology like exoskeleton, and approximately 4000 children (6500 in EU) below the age of 10. Usual possibilities for adults are hospital or home use. Patients can be brought to a hospital, equipped with exoskeleton rehabilitation devices and staffed with trained medical professionals. In the second option, patients may purchase an exoskeleton device for home use. The patient and the primary caregivers must be trained in the proper equipment operations. Today, for children, mechatronic approaches to stimulate walking are still subject to a lack of international standards, protocols and specific exoskeleton. The common challenge is to contribute to improve the delivery of technological innovation, in the sectors of health.

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

CENTEXBEL

Belgium/Flanders

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

England

University of Greenwich

England

University of Kent

England

Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network LTD (KSS AHSN)

Belgium/Flanders

Rehabilitation Center for children and youth Pulderbos

Netherlands

Kinetic Analysis

England

Canterbury Christ Church University

England

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Belgium/Flanders

Ortho-Medico nv Benelux

Belgium/Flanders

KU Leuven

France

Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives

France

CEA - LETI

Netherlands

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