OActive partner, University of Patras (Visualization and Virtual Reality Group) received the Grand Technical Award, among the twenty teams that participated in the OpenSim Advanced User Workshop that was held at Stanford University during 28-31 March 2018. The paper submitted entitled “Multi-scale analysis of the knee complex” aims to develop multi-scale, patient-specific models of the knee to predict and prevent the progression of osteoarthritis using coupled rigid-body and finite element (FE) analyses. This work is part of the OACTIVE – H2020 project. Some of the project goals are to develop patient-specific knee models in order to assess individuals’ knee mechanics at a tissue level, so that proactive measurements, such augmented reality gait retraining can be made to avoid the progression of OA. For more information visit the following link
On March 9th and 10th OActive partners AXIA and CETRI met at the AXIA office in Munich, Germany. The discussion focused on the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) plan of the project and the Data Management Plan (DMP). Data collection protocols were discussed in correlation to the DMP and the documentation of social parameters. Furthermore, the OActive webpage was reviewed and upcoming activities related to the dissemination and exploitation plan were analyzed.
OActive project will be presented at the 56th Congress of the Spanish Society of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine (Sociedad Española de Rehabilitación y Medicina Física- SERMEF) by the OActive Partners HULAFE on 16-19 May 2018.
After the success of the previous annual meeting in Pamplona, in Cádiz and in Málaga in 2018 the congress will be held in Gijón, Asturia. The Congress covert the scientific fields of neurorehabilitation, skeletal muscle pathology, pain, the relationship with patient associations, management, innovation among others and related to the technical program it will focus on continuous training in intervention, ultrasounds and biomechanics.
The OActive project officially started on 1st November 2017 (Project ID: 777159 Funded under: SC1-PM-17-2017 – Personalised computer models and in-silico systems for well-being). The project’s kick off meeting was hosted by the Department of Life and Health Sciences, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, on the 27-28/11/2017, with 11 partners attending from 6 European countries. This was the first meeting of the consortium giving the partners the opportunity to meet in person and establish contacts between various European regions. During the meeting, partners thoroughly discussed the project planning and implementation.
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Project ID: 777159
Funded under: SC1-PM-17-2017 – Personalised computer models and in-silico systems for well-being
OActive is a new Research and Innovation action (RIA) project funded by the EU’s Framework Programme “Horizon 2020” and has launched on 1st of November 2017. OActive has built a strong case following Osteoarthritis (OA) -related challenges, to design a project covering all aspects of technical, medical and user requirements. To do that a total of thirteen (13) EU-based partners have brought together from seven (8) Member states. The consortium comprises of (i) well known research organisations (LJMU, CERTH, UPAT and RIMED) with wide expertise in OA modelling at various scales (full body, organ, neuromuscular and tissue level), (ii) technology providers in the field of biochemical and inflammatory biomarkers (LEITAT, NIC), (iii) organisations active in Social Sciences and Humanities and behaviour analysis (TIMELEX, KU LEUVEN) being responsible for investigation the effect of socioeconomical risk factors in OA and ethics, (iv) Computer science experts such as CERTH and CETRI , (v) research oriented SMEs with dissemination, exploitation skills (AXIA and CETRI) and (vi) big medical institutions (ANIMUS and HULAFE) acting as the end-users of the project.
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