Consortium Kickoff meeting 18th Feb 2013

The Project Kickoff Meeting was held between all Partners to the Consortium on February 18th 2013 at Pera Innovation Premises in the UK. During this meeting, the partners signed the Consortium Agreement and agreed on the action plans needed by all partners to execute the Description of Work formulated for this project to obtain the funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Program.

Month 4 Meeting - Location IBV, Valencia, Spain 24/04/2013

All consortium partners attended the month 4 meeting which was hosted by the Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia. The meeting took the form of a workshop for the definition of the HomeHoist concept through a collaborative design process.

Month 6 Meeting - Location Orthos XXI, Porto, Portugal 26/06/2013

The month 6 meeting took place in Portugal, hosted by Orthos XXI. Significant progress was made on the development of the HomeHoist system followed by an in depth tour and familiarisation with the design and manufacturing facilities of Orthos XII.

Month 9 Meeting - Location Düsseldorf, Germany 23/09/2013

Was attended by all consortium partners and held in Dusseldorf to coincide with REHACARE, which is the most important trade fair worldwide for rehabilitation, prevention, inclusion and care. The meeting and exhibition provided invaluable direction for the HomeHoist project.

Month 12 Meeting - Location University Alumni Association facilities, Ankara, Turkey 24/01/2014

The month 12 meeting was hosted by ARTI Electronics and included a tour of ARTI Electronics facilities

Month 15 Meeting - Location Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea Hotel 14/04/2014

Hosted by Technik and attended by all project partners. A prototype of the HomeHoist mechanical systems had been built by Technik and was tested along with the initial harness prototypes developed by IBV and Orthos XII, the meeting and testing provided excellent feedback to be used in refining the designs. The meeting was followed by a tour of Technik’s design, manufacturing and logistics facilities.

Month 18 Meeting - Location Kettering Park Hotel 08/07/2014

HiTech hosted the month 18 meeting in the UK where the final mechanical and electronic prototype was first evaluated by the consortium. HiTech also provided a tour of their facilities including design, development, manufacture and commissioning or large fully automated manufacturing systems

Month 21 Meeting - Location AVAPACE, Valencia, Spain 30/10/14

Month 21 Meeting - Location IBV, Valencia, Spain 31/10/14

The month 21 meeting was jointly hosted by AVAPACE and IBV in Valencia, where the HomeHoist systems was evaluated by the users, providing excellent feedback for future development and allowing the whole consortium to see the significant impact the HomeHoist project can have on real people’s lives.

Month 24 meeting - Location HERI, Leicestershire, UK 29/01/2015

The final project meeting was hosted by HERI in the UK covering aspects such as commercialisation and the next stage in developing the product.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme managed by REA-Research Executive Agency under grant agreement n° FP7-SME-2012