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Home use, affordable and lightweight exoskeleton for people with lower-limb paralysis

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Project "ABLE" data sheet

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Coordinator
ABLE HUMAN MOTION S.L. 

Organization address
address: SANT EUDALD 57 1 1
city: Barcelona
postcode: 8023
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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website http://www.ablehumanmotion.com
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-03-01   to  2019-08-31

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ABLE HUMAN MOTION S.L. ES (Barcelona) coordinator 50˙000.00

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 Project objective

People with lower-limb paralysis could walk again if they had a robotic exoskeleton to restore the leg movements affected by the injury. However, current devices are expensive (cost about 100 k€), heavy and require trained professional supervision. Therefore, they are only found in large hospitals and rehabilitation centers, and are out of the reach of the patient.

ABLE Human Motion is a medical device spin-off from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) that is developing and will commercialize robotic exoskeletons to enhance their mobility and independence. ABLE’s vision is to build a world where everybody has the possibility to move independently, with that aim we plan the launch of ABLE: the first home use, affordable and lightweight exoskeleton that restores the ability to walk of people with lower-limb paralysis in a natural and intuitive way. It is based on an electric actuator that flexes and extends the leg mimicking human natural movement, and an inertial sensor that together with dedicated algorithms detects the user’s intention to make the step forward. This patented and disruptive system to assist walking helps palliating health issues caused by sedentary lifestyle while boosting self-confidence and independence.

So far our newly established company has been awarded as an innovative technology to improve healthcare by CaixaImpulse and EIT Health. We have been selected among the 5 most promising medtech start-ups by MassMEDIC (Boston, USA). The team has also won the acceleration programs organized by Richi Foundation and CIMIT, the most successful health accelerator in the world. This has allowed us to validate the product-market fit with more than 150 stakeholders, establishing a viable business model and a go-to-market plan.

The project is currently at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) between 6 and 7, and should reach TRL9 within an 18-month timeframe.

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