CROSS BORDER INNOVATION PROJECT BRINGS TOGETHER KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE official start i2-CoRT
The Euregional project i2-CoRT was officially launched at a symposium on the 24th of May at Adelante in Hoensbroek. The project, which is an initiative of Adelante, will last three years. It has a size of almost 4 million euro and is co-financed by Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine and various Euregional provincial governments. The main aim is to bring together therapists, researchers, patients, universities, university colleges, and manufacturers of technology in the Euregio in order to develop, among other, new technologies for new forms of treatment in rehabilitation medicine.
By bringing knowledge and expertise together under one roof in test centers at three rehabilitation centers in the Netherlands and Belgium, it will be possible to accelerate the innovation and implementation of rehabilitation technology. Within the main project, several subprojects are used as exemplary projects. This concerns rehabilitation robotics for arm / hand skills, sensor technology for arm / hand skills, functional strength measurement and for quantifying sitting behavior as well as 3D printing of orthoses.
The project responds to the developments concerning changes in rehabilitation service delivery, clients’ self-management and technology as a means for therapy innovation. The i2-CoRT project will also lead to more cross-border collaboration, new care concepts and business activities.
The partners in the i2-CoRT-project are: Adelante; Jessa Hospital and rehabilitation Centre Herk-de-Stad; Liège University Medical Centre; Aachen University Medical Faculty; Hasselt University; Maastricht University; Liège University; Eindhoven University of Technology; Zuyd University of Applied Sciences; PXL University College; Pôle MecaTech ASBL, WeLL. i2-CoRT brings together state-of-the-art knowledge & experience of rehabilitation centres, knowledge centres, (SME) businesses, healthcare sector organizations and patients (organizations) in order to promote and accelerate rehabilitation technology innovation and implementation. i2-CoRT is the acronym for “Innovation and Implementation accelerator for Complex Rehabilitation Technology”.
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