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MOTION (Mechanised Orthosis for Children with Neurological Disorders)

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This project has received a grant of €7,476,119 from Interreg VA 2 Seas programme 2019-2023 co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The MOTION study addresses two challenges:

  1. To advance development validation and adoption of bionic rehabilitation technology for children with neurological disorders to improve quality of life.
  2. To set up a transregional network to transfer this rehabilitation technology and related knowledge from research to practical application by linking with industry, healthcare professionals and users and to interact with policy makers for the creation of supportive frameworks. If upcoming medical trials prove that rehabilitation with exoskeleton suits leads to a lower total medical costs insurance companies will cover part of the bill and offer the possibility that hundreds of rehabilitation centres open or upgrade their current equipment to include exoskeleton devices which would result in the sale of thousands of units.

Chailey Clinical Services will provide clinical expertise to the UK partners with development and testing of the equipment.

For more information visit the MOTION project website.


  • Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (UK)
  • University of Greenwich
  • Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network LTD (KSS AHSN)
  • Kinetic Analysis
  • KU Leuven
  • CEA – LETI
  • Thomas More University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Kent
  • Rehabilitation Center for children and youth Pulderbos
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives
  • Sint Maartenskliniek

The project benefits from further involvement of service users and a group of observers: Groupement of Hospitals of the Catholic Institute of Lille; Injeno; PACQUET INDUSTRIE; UP-tex Competitivness Cluster; Expertise and Ressources Center for Assistive Technologies of APF France handicap; University Hospital of Lille; Belgische Beroepsvereniging voor Orthopedische Technologieën (BBOT); CM Landsbond; PETIT BATEAU.