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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 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
Adaptive Assistive Rehabilitative Technology: Beyond the Clinic (AART-BC)James, Professor CUniversity of WarwickSch of Engineering 1,862,864
Additive manufacturing of advanced medical devices for cartilage regeneration: minimally invasive early interventionJones, Professor JRImperial College LondonMaterials 1,057,128
Adverse loading of the hip joint after joint preserving and joint replacement surgeryJeffers, Dr JImperial College LondonDept of Mechanical Engineering 532,259
An Interactive Training Platform to Improve Manual Wheelchair SkillsGerling, Dr KUniversity of LincolnSchool of Computer Science 83,526
Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare InnovationNoble, Professor AUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 7,174,439
Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA)Cosker, Dr DPUniversity of BathComputer Science 3,994,055
Controlling Abnormal Network Dynamics with Optogenetics (CANDO)Jackson, Dr ANewcastle UniversityInstitute of Neuroscience 4,980,966
Decoding the neural drive for finer and more intuitive control of a myoelectric robotic handCiti, Dr LUniversity of EssexComputer Sci and Electronic Engineering 100,951
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 the NanoKick bioreactor to enable tissue engineered bone graft and use of metabolomics to identify bone specific drug candidates.Dalby, Professor MJUniversity of GlasgowCollege of Medical, Veterinary, Life Sci 408,772
Development of a Functional Electrical Stimulation System for Bone Health Maintenance in Spinal Cord Injury PatientsHolderbaum, Professor WUniversity of ReadingSch of Biological Sciences 708,302
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, Dr JNorthumbria, University ofFac of Arts, Design and Social Sciences 885,438
Enabling Technologies for Sensory Feedback in Next-Generation Assistive DevicesNazarpour, Dr KNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 1,444,283
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Printable Tactile SkinDahiya, Professor RUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 1,085,910
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, Dr 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 EngineeringTipper, Professor JLUniversity 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
EPSRC-NIHR HTC Partnership Award 'Plus': UNIFY PlusWilliams, Professor DJLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 364,338
EPSRC-NIHR HTC Partnership Award: Technology Network on Devices for Surgery and RehabilitationYang, Professor GImperial College LondonInstitute for Global Health 152,205
GetAMoveOn:transforming health through enabling mobilityCox, Professor ALUCLUCL Interaction Centre 923,685
High-speed multi-channel 3-D Optical Coherence Tomography studies of the biomechanics of skin friction.Matcher, Professor SUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 652,829
Identifying the Irreversible Mechanical Behaviour of Individual Mineralised Collagen Fibril AssembliesWolfram, Dr UHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 95,775
Inclusive Digital Content for People with Aphasia (INCA)Wilson, Ms SCity, University of LondonCentre for HCI Design 496,294
Intervention for early stage osteoarthritis or cartilage injuryJeffers, Dr JImperial College LondonDept of Mechanical Engineering 1,037,830
Mapping the biomechanical properties of the sub-glottal region of the human vocal tractGoodyer, Professor ENDe Montfort UniversityFaculty of Technology 24,488
Mechano-biology of the bone metastatic niche in breast cancerBrown, Professor NicolaUniversity of SheffieldOncology 323,929
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
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
Physiologically inspired simulation of sensorineural hearing lossCulling, Professor JCardiff UniversitySch of Psychology 298,016
Soft robotic technologies for next-generation bio-integrative medical devicesRossiter, Professor JMUniversity of BristolEngineering Mathematics 1,046,902
Telescope Windows: low-vision scopes to cloaksGirkin, Professor JDurham, University ofPhysics 418,041
Telescope windows: low-vision scopes to cloaksCourtial, Dr JKUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Physics and Astronomy 460,919
Wearable Soft Robotics for Independent LivingRossiter, Professor JMUniversity of BristolEngineering Mathematics 2,026,737

Total Number of Grants: 47
Total Value of Grants: £71,819,537

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