Title: Fit4MedRob
Acronym: Fit for Medical Robotics
Duration: 44 months
Starting Date: December 2022
Funding: 13.163.926 € 


Fit4MedRob aims to revolutionize current rehabilitation and assistive models for people with reduced or absent sensory or cognitive motor functions. We will develop new (bio)robotic and digital technologies and continuum of care paradigms that can benefit from new technologies in all phases of the rehabilitation process, from prevention to home assistance in the chronic phase. This will be possible by carefully identifying the unmet needs of patients and healthcare professionals. Such needs will be addressed with current and new (bio)robotic/bionic technologies, through multi-centre clinical studies jointly designed by bioengineers, neuroscientists, physiatrists, psychologists and functional specialists/preventive surgeons of arts. Fit4MedRob will focus on both already available technologies that have not yet been fully validated, and emerging technologies or breakthrough ideas to be explored in the course of the project. Fundamental studies, involving new materials, algorithms, smart sensing and actuation technologies, and sustainable energy sources, will try to overcome the limitations of current robotic solutions, which have prevented their massive diffusion as providers of physical assistance. The ambitious goal of the project is to pave the way for the next generation of biomedical robotic systems. Last but not least, clinical, scientific and technological efforts will be matched on the political, regulatory and organizational side to accelerate the creation of an adequate framework to (sustainably) incorporate current and future technologies and protocols into the healthcare system while supporting the innovation they will bring.




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ICAROS  - Policlinico Università di Napoli Federico II, via Pansini 5, bldg. 5, 80131 Naples, Italy


DIRECTOR: Prof. Nicola Longo [nicola (dot) longo (at) unina (dot) it]