ISPO is partnering in a cross-disciplinary project gathering a consortium of 13 partners under the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The project “MovAiD - Movement Assisting Devices: Manufacturing of personalised Kineto-Dynamics parts and products for workers, elderly and children” aims at developing technologies assisting the manufacturing of intelligent, “passive” and highly personalised kineto-dynamic equipment to enhance or compensate human movements.
By aiding the disabled, elderly and workers, the project seeks to address several important challenges that society is facing today:
- With the aging population growing fast, more and more elderly people will require mobility aids or orthoses;
- Over forty million workers in the EU are affected by work-place related musculoskeletal disorders as a result of working in painful or tiring positions and handling heavy loads with repetitive hand or arm movements;
- A number of neuromuscular disorders affect children’s motor patterns in the limbs, causing motion deficits.
ISPO’s role in the MovAiD project consists of coordinating the communication and dissemination efforts around the project, thereby leveraging its extensive international network of multidisciplinary professionals.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 680754.