Aspire Create, the Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, is an exciting new joint research venture between the Aspire Charity, University 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).

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The centre currently houses five academics (Dr Tom Carlson, Dr Lynsey Duffell, 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). 

Click here to go to the UCL website for more information about Aspire Create. 

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technologies MSc 

This exciting new programme focuses on the design, development and clinical application of novel rehabilitative and assistive technologies.  The programme is delivered by the Aspire Create team, who are engineering the next generation of these technologies, in partnership with clinicians at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. 

For more information please go to the Aspire Create website.