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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. All the grants listed below have some relevance to this research area. The value of the investment is the total awarded by EPSRC and does not reflect the proportion assigned to this research area.

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Grant TitlePrincipal
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
A Step Change in LMIC Prosthetics Provision through Computer Aided Design, Actimetry and Database TechnologiesDickinson, Dr AUniversity of SouthamptonFaculty of Engineering & the Environment 909,511
A technique to measure stiffness, strength and creep of soft biological tissuesSavin, Dr TUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 101,306
A Translational Alliance between Newcastle University and OssurNazarpour, Dr KNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 240,010
Additive manufacturing of advanced medical devices for cartilage regeneration: minimally invasive early interventionJones, Professor JRImperial College LondonMaterials 1,057,128
Advanced e-textiles for wearable therapeuticsYang, Dr KUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Electronics and Computer Sci 487,020
Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA)Cosker, Professor DPUniversity of BathComputer Science 3,994,055
Controlling Abnormal Network Dynamics with Optogenetics (CANDO)Jackson, Dr ANewcastle UniversityInstitute of Neuroscience 4,980,966
Detecting bladder volume and pressure from sacral nerve signals: the key to future artificial controlTaylor, Professor JUniversity of BathElectronic and Electrical Engineering 316,874
Detecting bladder volume and pressure from sacral nerve signals: the key to future artificial controlDonaldson, Professor N. de N.UCLMedical Physics and Biomedical Eng 106,842
Detecting bladder volume and pressure from sacral nerve signals: the key to future artificial controlGranger, Dr NRoyal Veterinary CollegeComparative Biomedical Sciences CBS 192,929
Developing a humanoid bioreactor for tendon tissue engineeringMouthuy, Dr PUniversity of OxfordBotnar Research Centre 1,195,269
Empowering Next Generation Implantable Neural InterfacesConstandinou, Dr TGImperial College LondonElectrical and Electronic Engineering 1,016,559
Enabling Ongoingness: Content Creation & Consumption in the New Digital AgeWallace, Professor JNorthumbria, University ofFac of Arts, Design and Social Sciences 885,438
Engineering a next generation physiological wrist simulator for innovation of rehabilitation protocols and surgical interventionsKedgley, Dr AEImperial College LondonDept of Bioengineering 100,810
Enhanced surgical treatments for hip osteoarthritisWilliams, Professor SUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,021,819
EPSRC CDT in Medical Devices & Health TechnologiesConnolly, Professor PUniversity of StrathclydeBiomedical Engineering 4,097,771
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Autonomous and Robotic Systems - FARSCOPERichards, Professor AUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 4,930,858
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Neurotechnology for Life and HealthSchultz, Professor SRImperial College LondonDept of Bioengineering 4,164,295
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; Innovation in Medical and Biological EngineeringFisher, Professor JUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 3,334,101
EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical DevicesFisher, Professor JUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 5,666,850
EPSRC-NIHR HTC Partnership Award Plus Funds: Technology Network-Plus on Devices for Surgery and RehabilitationYang, Professor GImperial College LondonInstitute for Global Health 507,552
Evaluation of novel implant fixation technology with a new pre-clinical testing methodvan Arkel, Dr RImperial College LondonDept of Mechanical Engineering 428,391
Fit-for-purpose, affordable body-powered prosthesesKenney, Professor LUniversity of SalfordSch of Health Sciences 1,412,730
GetAMoveOn:transforming health through enabling mobilityCox, Professor ALUCLUCL Interaction Centre 923,685
Inclusive Digital Content for People with Aphasia (INCA)Wilson, Ms SCity, University of LondonCentre for HCI Design 496,294
Injury & Reconstruction Biomechanics Test SuiteMasouros, Dr SImperial College LondonDept of Bioengineering 1,281,963
INTUIT: 'Interaction Design for Trusted Sharing of Personal Health Data to Live Well with HIV'Durrant, Dr ACNorthumbria, University ofFac of Arts, Design and Social Sciences 827,993
Low cost through knee prostheses. TaKeuPBull, Professor AMJImperial College LondonDept of Bioengineering 888,572
Mechano-biology of the bone metastatic niche in breast cancerBrown, Professor NicolaUniversity of SheffieldOncology 323,929
Medical Device Prototype & Manufacture UnitJeffers, Dr JImperial College LondonDept of Mechanical Engineering 1,686,762
Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre Phase 2 Regenerative DevicesFisher, Professor JUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 3,024,405
MMEAW: Modelling the MEchanics of Animal WhiskersGoss, Dr VGALondon South Bank UniversitySchool of Engineering 460,716
Modelling complex and partially identified engineering problems- Application to the individualised multiscale simulation of the musculoskeletal systemHounslow, Professor MJUniversity of SheffieldChemical & Biological Engineering 4,859,494
Neural oscillator network modelling of auditory stream segregationRankin, Dr JUniversity of ExeterMathematical Sciences 173,945
Novel Assessment of the Osteoarthritic Hip Subchondral Bone: a Combined Experimental and Computational InvestigationDall'Ara, Dr EUniversity of SheffieldOncology and Metabolism 100,578
Novel Bio-Inspired 'Smart' Joint for Prosthetics and Robotics Lower LimbsEtoundi, Dr A CUniversity of the West of EnglandFaculty of Environment and Technology 101,090
Novel design analysis tools to increase precision and reduce variation in hip replacement performanceWilcox, Professor RKUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,025,492
Optimising knee therapies through improved population stratification and precision of the interventionWilcox, Professor RKUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 3,962,447
Osteoarthritis Technology NetworkPlus (OATech+): a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritisHolt, Professor CCardiff UniversitySch of Engineering 968,486
Personalised approach to restoration of arm function in people with high-level tetraplegiaChadwick, Dr EKJKeele UniversityInst for Science and Tech in Medicine 386,808
Physiologically inspired simulation of sensorineural hearing lossCulling, Professor JCardiff UniversitySch of Psychology 298,016
REST: Reconfigurable lower limb Exoskeleton for effective Stroke Treatment in residential settingsDai, Professor JKings College LondonInformatics 412,534
REST: Reconfigurable lower limb Exoskeleton for effective Stroke Treatment in residential settingsXie, Professor SUniversity of LeedsElectronic and Electrical Engineering 1,065,414
Sensorimotor Learning for Control of Prosthetic LimbsNazarpour, Dr KNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 1,028,683
Shape memory bone and soft tissue fixationsCoates, Professor PDUniversity of BradfordFaculty of Engineering and Informatics 904,074
Shape sensing textile for orthotics - SmartSensOticsMünzenrieder, Dr NSUniversity of SussexSch of Engineering and Informatics 744,204
Soft robotic technologies for next-generation bio-integrative medical devicesRossiter, Professor JMUniversity of BristolEngineering Mathematics 1,046,902
SoRo for Health: Implantable soft robotics for restoration of physiological functionBirchall, Professor MUCLEar Institute 1,895,192
Towards a multisensory hearing aid: Engineering synthetic audiovisual and audiotactile signals to aid hearing in noisy backgroundsReichenbach, Dr TImperial College LondonDept of Bioengineering 1,029,425
Understanding barriers to clinical adoption of total ankle replacement in the treatment of ankle osteoarthritis to develop future interventionsBrockett, Dr CLUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 75,219
Using artificial intelligence to share control of a powered-wheelchair between a wheelchair user and an intelligent sensor system.Sanders, Dr DAUniversity of PortsmouthSch of Mechanical and Design Engineering 465,563

Total Number of Grants: 51
Total Value of Grants: £71,606,967

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).