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Aspire CREATe Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology

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Head: Dr Rui Loureiro

Aspire Create, the Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, is an exciting new joint research venture between the Aspire CharityUniversity College London and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. 

The centre was established at the beginning of 2014 to develop translational research to improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). Currently, it houses six academics (Dr Tom Carlson, Dr Lynsey Duffell, Dr Sara Ghoreishizadeh, Dr Rui Loureiro, Dr Steve Taylor and Dr Anne Vanhoestenberghe), along with their researchers. This rapidly growing centre investigates techniques that are applicable and transferable between different domains in related areas of interest, including, but not limited to stroke, muscular dystrophy, amputation, the ageing population and training of specialised skills (e.g. surgical). 

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We are proud to be part of:

ISI4NAVE, an INRIA associated team
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We would like to thank the organisations that fund our work:

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Some of the organisations we work with or support our work:

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Barbara Bus Fund

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assitive Technology Society of North America