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“The Bladder Control System gave my life back to me”Amanda Boxtel
 
“My bladder does not dominate my life anymore”.
Jo Wright
 
“I can’t remember when I last had a UTI” Lesley
 
"The number of infections that I have had since implanting this device can be counted on the fingers of one hand" Martin

 

EU Framework 6- Healthy Aims - Key Facts

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Overall objectives:
  • Develop a range of medical implants and diagnostic equipment to help the ageing population and those with disabilities.  It has been estimated that around 50% of the western population, some 500 million people, are affected by at least one of the health problems targeted in this project.
Our objectives:
  • Design, develop, test, trial and approve a novel implantable upper limb muscle stimulator
  • Manage the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) work package
Our achievements:
  • Succesfully trialled the STIMuGRIP ® system - restores control of the wrist and hand grasp action to the user following spinal cord injury, a stroke, the onset of MS or other neurological injury.
  • Developed:
    • implantable epimysial electrode
    • implantable inductively coupled receiver (stimulator)
    • epimysial surgical probe
    • surgical stimulator
    • wireless charger
  • Managed the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) work package - presentations, progress reports, financial reports.
  • Managed ethical approval applications and clinical trial applications for entire project.
Project information:
  • European Union Framework Package VI project.
  • 26 partners, including 6 SME's, across 9 EU countries.
  • Funded under the IST Microsystem programme.
  • €26 million project fund.

More information can be found at Healthy Aims - Further Information.

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