ADAPT, the new INTERREG project that wishes you the best!
Sixteen organisations from the UK and France, including research laboratories, companies, several NHS trusts, economic clusters and heath science networks, are coming together to launch the ADAPT project, “Assistive Devices for empowering disAbled People through robotic Technologies” that will tackle mobility problems faced by elderly and disabled people.
The project is led by ESIGELEC, the French graduate school of engineering and its research laboratory, IRSEEM
Based on the three-fold Research – Training – Technology Transfer from Sciences to Companies, the project is structured around four main work packages:
- the design and development of a new smart and connected Electronic Powered Wheelchair (EPW), which will help disabled people through assistance technologies for driving
the design and development of a driving simulator in virtual reality for an immersive experience of the smart EPW
- the design and development of training packages (including materials and sessions) for different categories of healthcare professionals to enable them to engage more effectively with the Assistive Technology applications
- formalized agreements between research institutes and companies built through national and international events.
The ADAPT project started in January 2017 and will last 4 years.
The global budget amounts to 8.7 million Euros, 70% of which will be brought by the EU funded Interreg France (Channel) England programme.
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