Enhancing mobility of elderly stroke patients using sustainable solution

About 60% of UK stroke survivors are aged ≥65 years and have lower limb weakness with reduced mobility.


Catalyst R3

Lead Organisation

University of Derby




Managing Complaints of Ageing, Sustaining Physical Activity

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About the project

A custom-made ankle-foot orthotic (AFO) helps increasing their mobility. Currently the NHS uses a labour-intensive manufacturing process for the AFO with a turnaround time of 4-12 weeks. The proposed solution targets to reduce the turnaround time to <5 days using a digitised workflow. A clinical trial aims to assess the efficacy of the proposed manufacturing process.


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