Factsheet

Factsheet STW Perspectief program Symbionics

    • Goal of program: develop assistive devices that adapt to the user and adapt to the environment, depending on the task.
    • Program leader: dr. ir. H.F.J.M. Koopman (University of Twente)
    • Contact person: A. Bergsma – a.bergsma@flextension.nl
    • Program initiated by: Flextension Foundation (http://www.flextension.nl)
    • Website: http://www.symbionics.info
    • Total budget: 3986k€
      • STW: 2600k€
      • Cash funding by others: 850k€
      • In-kind cofounding by others: 536k€
    • Total personnel positions: 22
      • 9 PhD students
      • 1 Postdoc
      • 1 Temporary scientific personnel
      • 7 Non-scientific personnel
      • 1 Casimir candidate
      • 3 PDEng trainees
    • Research lines: manipulation, body support, form adaptation
    • Number of projects: 6
    • Number of organizations involved: 40
      • 6 universities / 12 academic research departments
        • Maastricht University Medical Centre
          • Human Movement Sciences
        • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
          • Movement Sciences
          • Rehabilitation medicine
        • University of Twente
          • Biomedical Signals and Systems
          • Biomechanical Engineering
        • VU / VUmc Amsterdam
          • Movement sciences
          • Physics & Medical Technology
          • Rehabilitation
          • Orthopaedics
        • Radboud University Medical Centre
          • Rehabilitation
        • Delft University of Technology
          • Biomechanical Engineering
          • Precision & Microsystem Engineering
        • 16 companies
        • 6 patient organizations (4 from NL, 2 from USA)