PROJECTS

EIT Health RIS Innovation Call 2019

COM2LLD - Improving the efficiency of the measurement model for LLD

Leg length discrepancy (LLD) is an orthopedic condition that involves a difference in length between the lower extremities. This is a significant medical problem, and the causes may be various traumas, diseases, deformities of the locomotor system, surgery, growth disorders, neurological illness, and others. Statistics have shown that up to 90% of the population has LLD!

 

Goal to reach (The Innovation Maturity Level -IML):

  • Proof of Feasibility (PoF)   - IML4 

  • Proof of Value (PoV)   - IML5

  • Initial Clinical Trails (ICT) - IML6

Feedback from reviewers:

Evaluators noted that the team has already been working together successfully on projects; one wrote:
"The proposal is extremely well thought and brings much value to a clinical problem where solutions have not changed for many years"

Partners: Akromion (Special Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery), The University Rehabilitation Institute Soča,   Pentatlon Ltd, Orthotic Laboratory

This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This body of the European Union receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Oct 2019 to Dec 2019.

Successfully finished

COM2LLD

COM2LLD - Improving the efficiency of the
measurement model for LLD

Goal to reach: The Innovation Maturity Level (IML) 3: (Proof of Concept)

Leg length discrepancy (LLD) is an orthopedic condition that involves a difference in length between the lower extremities. This is a significant medical problem, and the causes may be various traumas, diseases, deformities of the locomotor system, surgery, growth disorders, neurological illness, and others. Statistics have shown that up to 90% of the population has LLD!

Consortium members: Akromion (Special Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery), LARICS (Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems, Faculty of EE&C),  VUB (Bjelovar University of Applied sciences) and Cognitus

Journal paper: System for Evaluation and Compensation of Leg Length Discrepancy for Human Body Balancing

Patent: P20190729A

Doctoral Thesis: Zoran Vrhovski: "System for evaluation and
compensation of leg length discrepancy
for human body balancing"

Dec 2018 to Nov 2019.

ENDORSE

Effective Robotic GriNDing of Surface Areas through HORSE framework

Consortium members: Inovation Center Nikola Tesla (ICENT) – Coordinator (HR), Enikon Aerospace d.o.o. (EnAe) (HR), University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER) (HR)

 

Objectives:

  • Compliant control algorithm 

  • Human oriented machine interface

  • Safety of human 

  • Automated quality inspection system 

More info: 

Nov 2018 - June 2019

OrtoFLEX

The company Cognitus participates in programming assignments under  EU project OrtoFLEX (Croatian concept of flexible manufacturing of customized spinal orthoses)​.

COGNITUS activities: 
(1) Designing and testing of specialized software solution for digitalization of spinal region
(2) Designing and testing of the expert software for custom orthosis modelling
(3) Designing and testing of software for numerical control of the machine tool

June 2013 - June 2015

IPASIOU

Fully automated system for custom foot orthotics production

IPASIOU the project is fully automated system for acquisition, design and production of individual inserts for footwear in collaboration with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb, Croatia. 

We have participated in its realization, and the project was realized in the form of industrial prototypes, and is fully functional. 

 

2011-2012