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Desarrollo de mecanismos y sistemas para soportar fuerzas musculares, como órtesis y exoesqueletos

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TONL20160526001
Publicado:
13/07/2016
Caducidad:
01/07/2017
Resumen:
Una empresa holandesa tiene amplia experiencia y una base de patentes en desarrollo de sistemas y estructuras que soportan fuerzas musculares, como órtesis y exoesqueletos. Su gama de productos se centra principalmente en tareas de elevación y manipulación para trabajadores de logística. Estas tareas de elevación y flexión con movimientos repetitivos pueden causar grandes problemas a los trabajadores. La empresa busca socios en otros sectores, como sanitario, de defensa o realidad virtual, etc., con el fin de reunir experiencia y desarrollar conjuntamente nuevas soluciones para estos ámbitos. El objetivo es establecer acuerdos de cooperación técnica.


Details

Tittle:
Development of mechanisms and systems to support muscle forces, like ortheses and exoskelotons.
Summary:
A Dutch company has profound expertise and a patent base in the development of systems and constructions that support muscle forces, like ortheses and exoskelotons.

Their current product range is focussed on logistic workers. The company seeks partners in other sectors like e.g. the health sector, defence or virtual reality, to jointly build up expertise and (co-)develop new solutions for these sectors. They aim for technical cooperation agreements.
Description:
This Dutch company has a long history of product development with expertise in motion technology and -research. The company develops mechanisms that enable effortless movements of products. The core of these mechanisms are the possibility to capture motion energy, for example in spring systems. The company has several scientific publications and patents in its name in this field of expertise. Next to that, the company has a product range of ortheses and exoskelotons, mainly focussed on lifting handling tasks for logistic workers.

Lifting, bending over repetitive motions cause big problems amongst workers. Currently, in most cases no support systems are offered (which cases the problem to accumulate, resulting in illness). In some cases exoskelotons are offered, but they are mostly motorized and very expensive, and therefore they are not used preventively, but mostly as measure when the harm is already been done.

This company has already one economic, passive (non-motorized) exoskeloton in the market for lifting tasks, and has the ambition to develop new types of exoskelotons for other sectors in order to help prevent work-related illnesses in other sectors and for other motions.

The company would like to learn about the specific problems and demands in other sectors, like medical (surgeons and nurses), defence (soldiers carrying heavy loads) and virtual reality (motion feedback). They are looking for financially strong companies that join their ambition to become a player of importance in this sector with this technology and possibly build new intellectual property. Universities and R-Y-D institutions are invited to team up too. The desire is to cooperate in the frame of technical cooperation agreements, but they are open for other cooperation types including joint ventures.



Advantages and Innovations:
Compared to other engineering and development companies, this company is unique in its expertise to design and develop products and systems, optimized on forces. They have an own patent base which subscribes this expertise. The patents, and the fact that they are specialist in this niche-field, gives them, and also their potential partners, a competitive advantage.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Granted patent or patent application essential
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Current patent position consists of worldwide patents. Company is open to the possibility to develop new intellectual property within a project.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Type of partner sought: high tech companies with R-Y-D department

Specific field: personal safety- and protection equipment, exoskelotons, defence, virtual reality.

Role of partner: co-development partner to jointly develop new solutions for existing problems.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
Dutch
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
06001020 Fisioterapia, tecnología ortopédica
02008003 Logistics
11004 Tecnología, sociedad y empleo