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Bracelet for postural (body or visual) control

Country of origin:
Country: 
SPAIN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOES20210728002
Published
28/07/2021
Last update
16/08/2021
Expiration date
17/08/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Computer Hardware
Applications for Health
Medical Research
Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic Technology
Sensors & Wireless products
Medical/health software
Monitoring equipment
Computer-aided diagnosis and therapy
Cognitive aid
Patient rehabilitation & training
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Summary

Summary: 
Two Spanish universities have registered a new accessory that allows controlling the visual and body posture of whoever wears it, including a vibration sensor as a warning system. The types of association sought are license agreement and/or manufacturing agreement with any industry size, private or public authorities.

Description

Description: 

The two Spanish universities are very active in several Research & Innovation European Programs (H2020 and previous FPs, LIFE, Justice, ERASMUS+, Interreg, COST, LLP, IEE, Research Fund for Coal and Steel, D. G. for Competition Policy and Strategy, Science for Peace and Security Programme-OTAN…) with over 500 European projects managed between the two.

The postural control system consists of a simple accessory, without connections to other devices, that allows control of visual and body posture. This system includes accelerometers for calculating the position of the body and vibration sensors as a warning system.

The case of the device is placed close to the user's skin to perceive the movements that she/he performs. This box is made of elastic plastic material and can be customizable. The accelerometers measure in the three axes and this data is compared with the data of the correct position previously measured. If the results go outside the set limits, the warning system is activated so that the user can correct their visual and/or body posture immediately.

Potential applications of the installation are as follow:
- Body posture control
- Visual posture control

The researcher groups are interested in international cooperation under manufacturing and/or license agreement with any size industry related to the health sector, including disability care sector, depending or not on public administrations.

In addition, the research group offers tests of new applications and/or adaptation to specific needs and the possibility of further development.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The main innovations and advantages of this bracelet for postural (body or visual) control are: • Allows to measure the real position on three different axes. • It has vibration sensors as a warning system that are activated when the position of the body or the visual is different form the set one. • It is located in a sealed box together with the computer chip.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Proposal under development

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
License agreement - Type: any size private companies or municipalities. - Activity: health sector, including disability care, physiotherapy and orthopaedic technology areas. - Role: a transfer of rights involving the authorization to use the patented technology, in return for a fee or share of royalties. Manufacturing agreement - Type: any size private companies or municipalities. - Activity: health sector, including disability care, physiotherapy and orthopaedic technology areas. - Role: stablish an agreement with an eye on production of this bracelet for postural (body or visual) control.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500