Approved projects

Assistive Devices for empowering disAbled People through robotic Technologies

Acronym: ADAPT
Website: http://www.adapt-project.com/
Duration: 01/2017 - 12/2020 (48 months)
Total budget: €8,779,473
ERDF: €5,944,341

Description:

Project ADAPT will help tackle mobility problems faced by elderly and disabled people, by developing a new smart electronic powered wheelchair and virtual reality wheelchair simulator.

ADAPT will enhance standard electronic powered wheelchairs, which are currently used by health services in the UK and France, by adding driving assistance technologies such as obstacle avoidance, route selection and autonomous driving.

The smart electronic powered wheelchair will also report on the user’s health by sending real-time information via the internet, enabling healthcare professionals to monitor any changes in the user’s health.

ADAPT will also produce an electronic powered wheelchair simulator based on virtual reality for new users, giving them the opportunity to practice before using the new smart wheelchairs. Additional training on the new systems will also be provided for healthcare professionals to address a current gap in healthcare education and better understand and manage user rehabilitation.

In total the project could reach up to 300,000 electric wheelchair users in the Channel area and help train more than 15,000 healthcare professionals.

The project will also have an additional economic benefit on the cross-border Channel area with around 60 companies benefiting from the manufacturing of components for both the smart wheelchair and the simulator.

Outputs:

  • An intelligent electric powered wheelchair with driving assistance and monitoring of physiological functions of the user.
  • A wheelchair driving simulator to help users adjust to intelligent electric powered wheelchairs and support them in their choice of  wheelchair.
  • A training programme for healthcare professionals about assistive technologies so that they have a better understanding of existing solutions that can help their patients.

Lead Partner:

Name of the organisation: ESIGELEC
Country: France
Location: Seine-Maritime

Project Partner 2:

Name of the organisation: Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes
Country: France
Location: Ile et Villaine

Project Partner 3:

Name of the organisation: Cornwall Mobility
Country: England
Location: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Project Partner 4:

Name of the organisation: Canterbury Christ Church University
Country: England
Location: Kent

Project Partner 5:

Name of the organisation: Health and Europe Center
Country: England
Location: Kent

Project Partner 6:

Name of the organisation: Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network
Country: England
Location: Kent

Project Partner 7:

Name of the organisation: East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Country: England
Location: Kent

Project Partner 8:

Name of the organisation: University College London
Country: England
Location: Surrey

Project Partner 9:

Name of the organisation: University of Kent
Country: England
Location: Kent

Project Partner 10:

Name of the organisation: Pole Transactions Electroniques Sécurisées
Country: France
Location: Calvados

Project Partner 11:

Name of the organisation: Ergovie
Country: France
Location: Ile et Villaine

Project Partner 12:

Name of the organisation: Breizh Paralysie Cérébrale
Country: France
Location: Ile et Villaine

Project Partner 13:

Name of the organisation: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire – Hôpitaux de Rouen
Country: France
Location: Seine-Maritime

Project Partner 14:

Name of the organisation: Pole Saint Helier
Country: France
Location: Ile et Villaine

Project Partner 15:

Name of the organisation: Université de Picardie Jules Verne
Country: France
Location: Somme

Project Partner 16:

Name of the organisation: Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Country: England
Location: Devon