Imperial and GripAble have been awarded an £800k grant to help children with cerebral palsy in the clinic using a new arm-strengthening device.
GripAble, a company formed by researchers at Imperial College London and clinicians at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, is a digital assessment and training platform supporting individuals undergoing rehabilitation for both neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. The company and Dr Firat Güder's team at Imperial were awarded the grant by the Biomedical Catalyst (BMC) Feasibility and Primer Awards 2021 competition, run by Innovate UK.
The funding will help to bring an arm-strengthening device, named SqueezAble, to the clinic. The device combines novel soft-sensing technology and interactive game to revolutionise upper-limb therapy for children with cerebral palsy.