MOTION, Mechanised orthosis for children with neurological disorders, is an Interreg 2Seas project which aims to:
- Improve the quality of life of children with neurological disorders through advancements in development, validation and adoption of bionic rehabilitation technology.
- Facilitate knowledge and technology transfer from research to industry, healthcare professionals, end users and policy makers by setting up a transregional network.
Major outcomes of MOTION project are:
- A secure and autonomous bilateral lower limb exoskeleton and bilateral ankle foot orthoses to promote movement of children with neurological disorders
- A comfortable and functional smart garment that integrates sensing technology to monitor children while wearing the exoskeleton
MOTION brings together 15 partner organizations from 4 states in the 2 Seas region (Belgium, France, The Nederland’s and United Kingdom).
Mobilab & Care @ Thomas More has an active role in development, testing and validation of the exoskeleton and ankle foot orthosis in the lab. Mobilab & Care also participates in the first phase of the implementation of the assistive technology in a clinical setting.
MOTION was granted within fifth call of Interreg 2Seas programme, Priority axis: technological and social innovation, Specific objective: technological innovation; total project budget is 7 476 119 € (ERDF amount: 4 431 376 €, ERDF rate: 59%). Project timeline: 03/01/2019 – 30/09/2022.
For more info please see project website (to be launched on 01/07/2019).