M.O.T.I.O.N – Development of a Mechanised Orthosis for Children with cerebral palsy. Many children with neurological disorders including cerebral palsy have walking difficulties. Important rehabilitation goals are to (re)learn and preserve walking. In M.O.T.I.O.N we aim to develop an exoskeleton and innovative ankle-foot orthoses to promote walking in these children.
M.O.T.I.O.N is an European consortium project with technical, industrial, and clinical partners from France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of life of children with neurological disorders through development, validation, and adaptation of an exoskelet and innovative ankle-foot orthoses to improve walking. M.O.T.I.O.N is financially supported by the European Union (Interreg2MersZeeën), started in 2018 for a period of 4 years.
Within this project we cooperate with:
- HEI-YNCREA Hauts-de-France
- Thomas More
- University of Greenwich
- Revalidatiecentrum voor kinderen en jongeren Pulderbos
- Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
- University of Kent
- Kinetic Analysis
- CEA Hauts de France
- Ortho-Medico BENELUX
- CEA – LETI