UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Aspire CREATe

Aspire CREATe - Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology

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, Prof 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 spinal cord and nerve injury, stroke, muscular dystrophy, amputation, the ageing population and training of specialised skills (e.g. surgical). 

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We would like to thank the organisations that fund our work:

Aspire, European Comission, Iterreg, Inspire foundation, RAFT, Wellcome, Spinal Research

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