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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 computational design of lower limb amputee rehabilitation using functional electrical stimulationDing, Dr ZUniversity of BirminghamMechanical Engineering 301,388
A sensorimotor PROsthesis for the upper LIMB (PROLIMB)Chappell, Professor MJUniversity of WarwickSch of Engineering 431,548
A sensorimotor PROsthesis for the upper LIMB (PROLIMB)Wurdemann, Professor HUCLMechanical Engineering 425,312
A stochastic finite element modelling framework to predict effect sizes on bone mechanics in preclinical studiesBhattacharya, Dr PUniversity of SheffieldMechanical Engineering 354,870
Agent-based Memory Prosthesis to Encourage Reminiscing (AMPER)Aylett, Professor RHeriot-Watt UniversityS of Mathematical and Computer Sciences 449,447
Agent-based Memory Prosthesis to Encourage Reminiscing (AMPER))Parra Rodriguez, Dr MAUniversity of StrathclydePsychology 397,226
AMFaces: Advanced Additive Manufacturing of User-Focused Facial Prostheses with Real-Life Colour AppearanceFoster, Professor DHUniversity of Manchester, TheElectrical and Electronic Engineering 5,540,752
Assistive Robotic Hand Augmentation during temporary immobilisationMakin, Professor TUniversity of CambridgeMRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit 485,623
Automatic Posture and Balance Support for Supernumerary Robotic LimbsFarkhatdinov, Dr IIQueen Mary University of LondonSch of Electronic Eng & Computer Science 373,313
CAMERA 2.0Campbell, Professor NDFUniversity of BathComputer Science 3,401,654
Challenges to Revolutionise Hearing Device ProcessingBarker, Professor JUniversity of SheffieldComputer Science 371,114
Challenges to Revolutionise Hearing Device ProcessingCulling, Professor JCardiff UniversitySch of Psychology 200,474
Challenges to Revolutionise Hearing Device ProcessingCox, Professor TJUniversity of SalfordSch of Science,Engineering & Environment 287,990
Challenges To Revolutionise Hearing Device ProcessingAkeroyd, Professor MUniversity of NottinghamSchool of Medicine 251,510
COG-MHEAR: Towards cognitively-inspired 5G-IoT enabled, multi-modal Hearing AidsHussain, Professor AEdinburgh Napier UniversitySchool of Computing 3,259,000
Developing a humanoid bioreactor for tendon tissue engineeringMouthuy, Professor PUniversity of OxfordBotnar Research Centre 1,195,269
Development of high-density surface-electromyographic biomarkers to improve stroke rehabilitation, management, and prognosisAranceta-Garza, Dr AUniversity of DundeeBiomedical Engineering 362,084
Digital Health: OptiMuscle - Improving health outcomes through the optimization of muscle functionPreece, Professor SJUniversity of SalfordSchool of Health and Society 404,045
Digital Health: 'Socksess' - Smart Sensing Socks For Monitoring Diabetic Feet And Preventing UlcerationReeves, Professor NDManchester Metropolitan UniversityMusculoskeletal Sci & Sports Med Res Ctr 442,234
Digital PhysioOT: a home digital physio and occupational therapy technology for reversing frailty and keeping people movingDawes, Professor HUniversity of ExeterInstitute of Health Research 393,623
EMERGENCE: Tackling Frailty - Facilitating the Emergence of Healthcare Robots from Labs into ServiceCaleb-Solly, Professor PUniversity of NottinghamSchool of Computer Science 708,126
emPOWER: in-body artificial muscles for physical augmentation, function restoration, patient empowerment and future healthcareRossiter, Professor JMUniversity of BristolEngineering Mathematics and Technology 6,142,805
Enabling Individualised Surgical Treatment of OsteoarthritisWilcox, Professor RKUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,246,813
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Autonomous and Robotic Systems - FARSCOPEHauser, Dr HUniversity of BristolEngineering Mathematics and Technology 4,942,724
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics & OrthoticsGranat, Professor MUniversity of SalfordSchool of Health and Society 5,798,824
FREEHAB: accessible, comfortable and adaptable wearable rehabilitation and assist devicesRossiter, Professor JMUniversity of BristolEngineering Mathematics and Technology 1,181,154
FREEpHRI: Flexible, Robust and Efficient physical Human-robot Interaction with iterative learning and self-triggered role adaptionLi, Dr ZUniversity of Manchester, TheElectrical and Electronic Engineering 257,541
Guiding treatment for individuals with eating disorders and dementia using masticatory efficiencyBranley-Bell, Dr DNorthumbria, University ofFac of Health and Life Sciences 449,388
I'M-ACTIVE : Intelligent Multimodal Assessment and Coaching Through Identification of Vulnerabilities in older pEopleDi Nuovo, Professor ASheffield Hallam UniversityCollege of Business, Technology & Eng 400,482
Image-driven subject-specific spine modelsHolt, Professor CCardiff UniversitySch of Engineering 447,974
Image-driven subject-specific spine modelsMeakin, Professor JRUniversity of ExeterPhysics 814,280
Incidental Interaction: Novel Technology to Support Elders-as-Athletes through Augmenting Everyday Interactionsschraefel, Professor mUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Electronics and Computer Sci 403,666
Injury & Reconstruction Biomechanics Test SuiteMasouros, Dr SImperial College LondonBioengineering 1,281,963
Innovating Medical Technologies across the Yorkshire RegionWilcox, Professor RKUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 5,344,220
Mechanobiology-based medicine / MechanomedsSalmeron-Sanchez, Professor MUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 3,560,845
MSKDamage - Image-driven damage characterisation of musculoskeletal tissues for in silico medicineMengoni, Dr MUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,866,647
MUlti-limb Virtual Environment (MUVE) for full body and augmented interactionsBurdet, Professor EImperial College LondonBioengineering 1,027,493
Multi-platform pipeline for engineering human knee joint functionHolt, Professor CCardiff UniversitySch of Engineering 1,020,364
Next Generation Rehabilitation TechnologiesGoodridge, Professor RUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 831,040
NON-INVASIVE SINGLE NEURON ELECTRICAL MONITORING (NISNEM Technology)Farina, Professor DImperial College LondonBioengineering 5,593,021
Oncological Engineering - A new concept in the treatment of bone metastasesHall, Professor RMUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 5,608,939
PEEK-OPTIMA as a Platform for Natural Total Knee ReplacementJennings, Professor LMUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,525,612
SoRo for Health: Implantable soft robotics for restoration of physiological functionBirchall, Professor MUCLEar Institute 1,895,192
Spinal facet joints: biomechanical evaluation for improved interventionsMengoni, Dr MUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 473,199
Transformative Innovation in the Delivery of Assisted Living products and services (TIDAL)Holloway, Professor CUCLComputer Science 948,972
Transforming hearing aids through large-scale electrophysiology and deep learningLesica, Professor NUCLEar Institute 840,504
Turing AI Fellowship: AI for Intelligent Neurotechnology and Human-Machine SymbiosisCoyle, Professor DHUniversity of BathComputer Science 1,199,266
UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and CareHogg, Professor DUniversity of LeedsSch of Computing 6,189,282
Unravelling the mechanobiology of the craniofacial system- towards a novel therapy (CranioMech)Moazen, Professor MUCLMechanical Engineering 1,548,699
Wearable Deep Spinal Interfacing (WDSI)Faisal, Professor AImperial College LondonComputing 202,027

Total Number of Grants: 50
Total Value of Grants: £83,079,533

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