[WEB SITE] Symbitron | Symbiotic man-machine interaction in wearable exoskeletons to enhance mobility for paraplegics – CORDIS Project

Welcome to the Symbitron project website! Our main goals are:

  • To develop a safe, bio-inspired, personalized wearable exoskeleton that enables SCI patients to walk without additional assistance, by complementing their remaining motor function
  • To develop training environments and training protocols for SCI patients and their clinicians
  • To provide clinical proof of concept for safety and functionality of the system

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Video of one of the test pilots with a complete spinal cord injury, walking in WE2 (ankle, knee and hip actuation)


General information

Symbitron – Symbiotic man-machine interactions in wearable exoskeletons to enhance mobility for paraplegics

Project Coordination: University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Project Coordinator: Herman van der Kooij (University of Twente)

Project Partners: see Consortium

E-mail: info at symbitron dot eu

Funding: European Union, Seventh Framework Programme

                 FP7-ICT-2013-10, ID 661626

Start date: October 1st, 2013

Duration: 48 months

EU funding: 3.099.898

Tree-Clouds-4cm-4cm-300dpi-RVBThe Symbitron project is part of the “Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)” programme of the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/future-emerging-technologies-fet.

Objectives

A)  To develop an integrated neuromuscular model that describes the physiology of healthy versus impaired human gait (WP2)

B)  To design and manufacture personalised modular exoskeletons that compensate for SCI impairments (WP3)

C)  To develop personalised human inspired neuro-muscular controllers for the wearable exoskeletons (WP4)

D)  To optimise the design & control, and bi-directional symbiotic man-machine interaction of wearable exoskeletons (WP5)

E)  To determine the safety and functionality of the personalised SYMBITRON wearable exoskeletons in a clinical study (WP6)

F) To disseminate key findings to relevant stakeholders and to secure IP protection and exploitation of valuable innovatins (WP7)

Symbitron objectivesVisit Site —>  Symbitron | Symbiotic man-machine interaction

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