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Spinal cord injury is a severe and devastating neurological disorder that leaves patients with permanent paralysis of the body. No treatment is available today to regenerate interrupted nerve fibers and repair the damaged spinal cord. The incidence of spinal cord injury is about newly injured 10’000 people per year in the EU, and due to an almost normal life expectancy more than 200’000 patients a ...
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Cognitive Interaction in Motion (CogIMon)

Start date: 01 Feb 2015, End date: 31 Jan 2019,

Compliant control in humans is exploited in a variety of sophisticated skills. These include solitary actions such as soft catching, sliding, pushing large objects as well as joint actions performed in teams such as mainpulation of large scale objects or mutual adaptation through phyiscal coupling for learning, in walking or in execution of joint tasks. We refer to this advanced ability of organiz ...
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Demographic and epidemiologic transitions have brought a new health care paradigm with the presence of both, growing elderly population and chronic diseases. Life expectancy is increasing as well as the need for long-term care. Institutional care for the aged population faces economical struggles with low staffing ratios and consequent quality problems. Although the aforementioned implications of ...
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Cerebellar and brainstem congenital defects (CBCDs) are heterogeneous disorders with high pre-and post-natal mortality and morbidity. Their genetic basis and pathogenetic mechanisms are largely unknown, hampering patients’ diagnosis and management and family counselling. This project aims at improve current understanding of primary CBCDs through a multidisciplinary approach combining innovative cl ...
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Stroke (and in general, any kind of Acquired Brain Damage – ABD –) and spinal cord injuries significantly affect thousands of individuals annually, leading to considerable physical impairment and functional disability. Gait is one of the most important activities of daily living affected in stroke survivors. Recent technological developments in powered robotics exoskeletons can create powerful adj ...
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ICT-Supported Bath Robots (I-SUPPORT)

Start date: 01 Mar 2015, End date: 28 Feb 2018,

The I-SUPPORT project envisions the development and integration of an innovative, modular, ICT-supported service robotics system that supports and enhances older adults’ motion and force abilities and assists them in successfully, safely and independently completing the entire sequence of bathing tasks, such as properly washing their back, their upper parts, their lower limbs, their buttocks and g ...
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We witness a rapid development of Brain/Neural Computer Interaction (BNCI) research including hyperscanning and collaborative BNCIs. Several recent BNCI community driven CSAs have addressed this topic (Future BNCI, BNCI Horizon 2020 ) with the BCI Society being in progress of establishing. At the same time, a growing community of international artists is exploring the boundaries of brain physiolog ...
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mhealth platform for Parkinson’s disease management (PD_manager)

Start date: 01 Jan 2015, End date: 31 Dec 2017,

PD_manager aims to build and evaluate an innovative, mhealth, patient centric ecosystem for Parkinson’s disease (PD) management. The analysis of experts’ diagnostic behaviour and the decomposition of tasks undertaken by the various actors during the disease management will enable the validation of technology against routine clinical judgment measures . Primary motor symptoms such as tremor, bradyk ...
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SYMBITRON targets a major technological leap for symbiotic man-machine interactions. In particular, the project results will markedly improve the lives of (partially) paralyzed persons through the development of a superior wearable exoskeleton. Such systems are designed to offer Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) patients the ability to walk and overcome obstacles in their daily life. To date, wearable exo ...
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"Cancer is a complex disease involving multiple genetic and epigenetic events occurring, and influencing each other, over a long period of time. Understanding cancer, and ultimately developing effective targeted therapies, will therefore require that mutations and epigenetic alterations be systematically investigated during the multiple stages of disease development, from identifiable pre-neoplast ...
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Description The main goal of this thematic network is to integrate and bring together knowledge, experiences and best practices acquired at European and international level in the area of fall prevention, intervention and safety, with the aim of coordinating ongoing activities and creating the necessary conditions and consensus on action pla ...
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Virtual Embodiment and Robotic Re-Embodiment (VERE)

Start date: 01 Jun 2010, End date: 31 Dec 2015,

VERE aims to carry out research on the fusion of the human body with virtual or physical surrogates. By fuse we mean that human participants would operate under the illusion that the virtual body is their own, or that they are actually in the physical space of the real world in a robotic body that they perceive as their own. As well as providing a radical extension of traditional virtual reality ...
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"The greatest challenge for radiation therapy is to reach the highest probability of cure with the least morbidity. In practice, some difficulties remain to identify cancer cells, target them with radiation and minimize collateral damage. Over the last decades, remarkable progress has been made thanks to modern advances in computer and imaging technologies. Currently, the radiotherapy has reached ...
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Description Falls are the most prominent among the external causes of unintentional injury, since they account for approximately 40% of all injury deaths. Fall rates (and related mortality rates) vary depending on the country and the studied population. At the same time, falls are also associated with various risk factors, spanning the areas ...
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Subjective everyday experience entails a well-structured and continuous flow of sensory signals, actions, thoughts and emotions. How does the brain build such a coherent representation of space and time despite the vast amount and confusing nature of the input? Furthermore, what are the physiological constraints preventing simultaneous awareness of multiple spatial and temporal instances? Here I p ...
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Fall Detector for the Elder (FATE)

Start date: 01 Mar 2012, End date: 31 May 2015,

Description The ultimate goal of FATE - FAll DeTector for the Elderly project is to widely validate an innovative and efficient ICT-based solution focused on improving the elder's quality of life by an accurate detection of falls in ageing people, both at home and outdoors. This will be done by implementing an accurate, portable and usable f ...
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Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have become a popular topic for research in recent years. A BCI is a communication device which allows people to control applications through direct measures of their brain activity. A BNCI (brain/neuronal computer interaction) system extends a BCI by including other physiological measures such as muscle or eye movement signals.The number of BCI research groups aro ...
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The specific and ultimate goal of the REMPARK project is to develop a PHS with closed loop detection, response and treatment capabilities for management of Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients at two levels:\n\nAt the first level, the project will develop a wearable monitoring system able to identify in real time the motor status of the PD patients, and evaluating ON/OFF/Dyskinesia status, with sensi ...
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Description Millions of people live with the consequences of stroke, which often include cognitive impairments. A wide gap exists between on one hand clinical rehabilitation and on the other hand care, monitoring and support of patients at home to maximize independent, socially integrated living. CONTRAST bridges this gap by developing easy- ...
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Augmented BNCI Communication (ABC)

Start date: 01 Nov 2011, End date: 31 Jan 2015,

ABC aims at increasing human capabilities by means of Brain/Neural Computer Interfaces (BNCI). The project will develop applications addressed primarily to persons with Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy (DCP). Due to DCP particular conditions, BNCI-based systems present a huge potential for improving the quality life and promotiing independent living of this target group. In particular, the project outcom ...
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We propose to develop new strategies to mobilize skeletal muscle tissue-associated stem cells as a tool for efficient tissue repair. This will be combined with exploring novel approaches that limit tissue damage, and will focus on agents that modify muscle and muscle vasculature progenitor cells. These molecules include nitric oxide associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, HMGB1, Cri ...
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Adaptive Modular Architecture for Rich Motor Skills (AMARSi)

Start date: 01 Mar 2010, End date: 28 Feb 2014,

Description Richness of biological motor behavior in robotic systems The motor skills of today’s robots still must be qualified as poor. The AMARSi Integrated Project aims at a qualitative jump toward biological richness of robotic motor skills. To achieve this goal, a number of innovative scienti ...
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Huntington’s disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative familial disease encoded by a CAG expansion mutation in the gene that encodes the protein huntingtin (htt). The abnormal function of mutated htt causes a progressive brain degeneration which in turn causes a sequence of motor, behavioral and cognitive impairment up to dementia. Even though a genetic test allows preclinical diagnosis many years befor ...
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A lack of mobility often leads to limited participation in social life. The purpose of this STREP is to conceive a system empowering lower limbs disabled people with walking abilities that let them perform their usual daily activities in the most autonomous and natural manner. New smart dry EEG bio-sensors will be applied to enable lightweight wearable EEG caps for everyday use. Novel approaches t ...
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"Long-lasting, activity-dependent synaptic changes are thought to underlie the ability of the brain to translate experiences into memories and seem to represent the cellular model underlying learning and memory processes. Alteration of brain plasticity may lead to the motor and cognitive disturbances observed in neurodegenerative diseases. Therapeutic approaches targeting synaptic plasticity could ...
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The deployment of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) for non-responsive patients will provide access to modern information and communication technology such as internet, personal computer or home appliances when only a single response of a person is available. In this extreme case, no current assistive technology can help the patient interact with the environment. This situation poses serious ethical ...
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Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction (TOBI)

Start date: 01 Nov 2008, End date: 31 Jan 2013,

TOBI will develop practical technology for brain-computer interaction; i.e., non-invasive BCI prototypes combined with other assistive technologies (AT) that will have a real impact in improving the quality of life of disabled people. These non-invasive BCI are based on electroencephalogram (EEG) signals. The expected impact of TOBI is a wide-spread use of BCI assistive technology endowed with ada ...
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Cerebral vascular accident (CVA, Stroke) is the most prevalent neurological condition leading to physical impairment in Western society. About 4.7 million stroke survivors are alive today. Impaired walking ability contributes to post-stroke walking disability. Walking incorrectly creates a stigma and makes patients more susceptible to injury, affecting quality of life. Most promising interventions ...
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"Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease whose pathology is directly mediated by inflammatory autoimmune T cells. The mechanisms determining the initiation of inflammation by T cells are still unknown. Since antigen presenting cells (APC) play a crucial role in the activation of T cells, their involvement in directing the quality of T cell responses in MS is likely. Thelper (Th) 17 type o ...
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Description SOCIABLE introduces a radically new approach for ICT assisted cognitive training and social activation for a wide range of senior citizens including cognitive intact elderly, older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, as well as patients suffering from mild Alzheimer’s disease. SOCIABLE supports personalized cognitive training ...
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Axonal regeneration, plasticity & stem cells (AXREGEN)

Start date: 01 Sep 2008, End date: 31 Aug 2012,

This is a multi-disciplinary training programme focussed on the experimental and clinical problems associated with axonal damage and repair in the central nervous system. This is a central feature of a wide variety of disorders of the CNS. Future advances in this area depend on training a cohort of young researches with multiple skills. The programme encompasses ten academic and two commercial org ...
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Initial Training Network: Lateralized Attention Networks (ITN-LAN)

Start date: 01 Sep 2008, End date: 31 Aug 2012,

"The proposed Initial Training Network for Lateralized Attention Networks (ITN-LAN) brings together 6 research teams with established international reputations and, more importantly, is founded on well established collaborations. The long-term scientific objectives of the proposed ITN-LAN are: (1) To validate and standardize a behavioural battery for assessing the attentional networks of the two ...
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Recently, the design of new brain repair strategies based on stem cell transplantation has received a tremendous amount of attention.This has been due to the increased incidence of neurodegenerative diseases and the absence of effective chemically based therapies. In this context the potential use of stem cells for transplantation appears as a promising alternative to restore lost cells (i.e. neur ...
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Embedded systems are specialised computers used in larger systems or machines to control equipments such as automobiles, home appliances, communication, control and office machines. Such pervasivity is particularly evident in immersive realities, i.e., scenarios in which invisible embedded systems need to continuosly interact with human users, in order to provide continuous sensed information and ...
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"Background: There has been great interest in identifying persons at high risk of developing Alzheimer disease (AD) and dementia, as they should constitute a target group for possible prevention or early treatment of dementia in the future. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a transitional zone between normal cognitive function and clinical AD. The MCI syndrome is characterized by subjective memo ...
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Speech and language therapists(SLT)s are responsible for managing the needs of all people with Speech Language & Communication Difficulties (SLCD). They work in health, education, social care environments, private practice & research and can make significant contributions to people s quality of life and inclusion in terms of health, economic & psychosocial wellbeing.In order to provide effective t ...
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