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EPSRC Support by Research Area (Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics) in Theme (Healthcare Technologies)

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. The number and value of grants listed below reflects how the theme portfolio is described by this research area.

Please note: some research areas will appear under multiple themes. There is no unique, absolute, relationship between a research area and a theme.

Grant TitlePrincipal
Investigator
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)Hardwicke, Prof. JUniv Hosp Coventry and Warwick NHS TrustResearch and Development 164,729
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
Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing in Clinical PracticeGoodridge, Professor RUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 158,815
Assistive Robotic Hand Augmentation during temporary immobilisationMakin, Professor TUCLInstitute of Cognitive Neuroscience 485,623
Challenges to Revolutionise Hearing Device ProcessingCox, Professor TJUniversity of SalfordSch of Science,Engineering & Environment 287,990
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 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
Digital Health: OptiMuscle - Improving health outcomes through the optimization of muscle functionPreece, Dr SJUniversity of SalfordSchool of Health and Society 404,045
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 6,142,805
Enhanced surgical treatments for hip osteoarthritisWilliams, Professor SUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,021,819
Environment and Listener Optimised Speech Processing for Hearing Enhancement in Real Situations (ELO-SPHERES)Naylor, Professor PAImperial College LondonElectrical and Electronic Engineering 587,008
Environment and Listener Optimised Speech Processing for Hearing Enhancement in Real Situations (ELO-SPHERES)Huckvale, Professor MAUCLSpeech Hearing and Phonetic Science 554,977
Evaluation of novel implant fixation technology with a new pre-clinical testing methodvan Arkel, Dr RImperial College LondonMechanical Engineering 428,391
FREEHAB: accessible, comfortable and adaptable wearable rehabilitation and assist devicesRossiter, Professor JMUniversity of BristolEngineering Mathematics 1,181,154
From Ultrastructure to Micromechanics: a New Perspective on Cartilage Function, Mechanotransduction and AgeingChen, Dr JUniversity of ExeterEngineering 248,925
Image-driven subject-specific spine modelsMeakin, Dr JRUniversity of ExeterPhysics 814,280
Image-driven subject-specific spine modelsHolt, Professor CCardiff UniversitySch of Engineering 447,974
In vivo characterisation of 3D intervertebral disc strainsNewell, Dr NImperial College LondonMechanical Engineering 294,329
Injury & Reconstruction Biomechanics Test SuiteMasouros, Dr SImperial College LondonBioengineering 1,281,963
Medical Device Prototype & Manufacture UnitJeffers, Professor JImperial College LondonMechanical Engineering 1,686,762
Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre Phase 2 Regenerative DevicesWilcox, Professor RKUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 3,524,405
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
Novel design analysis tools to increase precision and reduce variation in hip replacement performanceWilcox, Professor RKUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,025,492
Oncological Engineering - A new concept in the treatment of bone metastasesHall, Professor RMUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 5,608,939
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 EKJUniversity of AberdeenEngineering 268,665
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 SSUniversity of LeedsElectronic and Electrical Engineering 1,065,414
Sensorimotor Learning for Control of Prosthetic LimbsNazarpour, Dr KUniversity of EdinburghSch of Informatics 712,798
Shape memory bone and soft tissue fixationsCoates, Professor PDUniversity of BradfordFaculty of Engineering and Informatics 904,074
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
Using artificial intelligence to share control of a powered-wheelchair between a wheelchair user and an intelligent sensor system.Sanders, Professor DAUniversity of PortsmouthSch of Mechanical and Design Engineering 465,563

Total Number of Grants: 43
Total Value of Grants: £50,753,264

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