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Upcoming ISPO UK Annual Scientific Meeting MovAiD will join the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of ISPO UK Member Society taking place at the Gillespie Centre, Clare College in Cambridge on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September 2017. Further information, will be available here in due course. MovAiD Consortium Meeting The next MovAiD Consortium Meeting will […]

MovAiD joins WHO GREAT Summit

The MovAiD team recently presented its project highlights at the Global Research, Innovation, and Education in Assistive Technology (GREAT) Summit, held on 3 and 4 August 2017 at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva. ISPO President Friedbert Kohler also took part in this meeting. The Summit gathered top global researchers, innovators and educators carrying […]

Update from MovAiD Work Packages August 2017

WP4 MovAiD Computational Design There are very few studies on the impact of mechanical design on the human body. WP4 Project partner, AnyBody Technology (ABT) has begun a design optimization framework for Movement Assistive Devices (MADs) (see figure 1), including an example for the knee ankle foot orthosis (KAFO) (see figure 2). In Figure 1, […]

MovAiD First Symposium

The first MovAiD Symposium took place on the occasion of the ISPO World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa on 9 May 2017. The Symposium attracted a good number of delegates from European and  non-European countries with interest in assistive technology products for  people with disabilities. The MovaiD Symposium titled Future of orthotics service provision? […]

First MovAiD symposium: the future of orthotics service provision

MovAiD gained more international visibility recently, organising its first symposium during the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) congress, which took place on 9 May 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The focus was on the future of orthotics service provision and initiated some fruitful discussions. The symposium was also an opportunity to update […]

MovAiD Symposium

The first MovAiD Symposium will take place on the occasion of the  ISPO World Congress in Cape, SA on Tuesday 9th May, 2017. Title: MovaAID – Future of orthotics service provision? Speakers: Saeed Zahedi (Blatchford) Edward Lemaire (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute) Rajiv Hanspal (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, ISPO President) Venue: Cape Town International Concention Center (2.64-2.66)

MovAiD Mid-term review Meeting

In April 2017, the MovAiD project had its mid-term review by the EC commission. The meeting took place at the ISPO Head Office in Brussels, Belgium on April 25, 217. During the meeting the EU Project Officer assessed the progress and quality of the work, carried out by the MovAiD Consortium against the Horizon 2020 Project […]

MovAiD Newsletter 2016 – December 2016

We are faced with several societal challenges due to demographic change, rising costs of social services and health care, a lack of qualified personnel in certain industrial sectors and the risk of workplace-related injuries… read more

MovAiD Work Packages Updates – December 2016

WP1 Novel concepts for Movement Assistive Device (MAD) WP1 focuses on identifying target groups, understanding their activities and translating user requirement results into a MAD reference design. These devices can reduce costs associated with treating movement disabilities and preventing their consequences. Project partner Alstom began by analysing ergonomic risks associated with workers in manufacturing scenarios, […]