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31/03/2016 - 13:47

Participants needed for research trial with exoskeleton

We are looking for healthy elderly (age>65) who are willing to participate in a research trial about robotic assistance in activities of daily living. The trials involves testing of a newly developed "exoskeleton" in the Movements Lab at KU... Read more
03/06/2015 - 14:21

MIRAD @ Biomedica Summit 2015

Genk, BE - 2&3 June 2015. MIRAD was at Biomedica ( http://www.biomedicasummit.com ), the European life sciences summit. We pitched our project and presented the current status at the innovation market, where 25+ innovative products were... Read more
14/05/2015 - 17:06

MIRAD receives Flander's Care project partner label

Flanders' Care is one of the main focal points of Vlaanderen in Actie (ViA). With this initiative the Flemish government wants to achieve breakthrough innovations in care. The Flanders' Care label assembles all involved organisations/partners in a... Read more
10/04/2014 - 16:47

First MIRAD exoskeleton prototype tested in lab

The Mirad team delivered their first exoskeleton prototype for the assistance of sit-to-stand motion. The prototype has a total of six powered joints at the hip, knee and ankle of each leg. The actuators have been sized such that an assistance... Read more
10/02/2014 - 10:09

Robo8 initiative launched!

Robo8 is an initiative of the MIRAD consortium. The mission of Robo8 is to support the emergence of a robotic assistive technology sector in Flanders. Robotic technology is a key enabling technology that could help tackling societal challenges we... Read more
21/10/2013 - 15:37

MIRAD presented @ Altacro symposium

The MIRAD project was presented at the Altacro symposium, held at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) on 18th of October 2013. Altacro is a VUB university project involving some of the partners of the MIRAD project consortium: the Mechanical... Read more
11/02/2013 - 10:31

MIRAD project kick-off !

  01/01/2013 - The MIRAD SBO project - a 4-year strategic research project funded by IWT - officially started.   A multidisciplinary consortium was set up by several research groups of KU Leuven and Vrije Universiteit Brussel in order to conduct... Read more