What can we do?
Acceptability and validation
The ergoCub project develops wearable technologies and humanoid robots while considering their acceptability, with the aim of reducing the number of musculoskeletal diseases related to biomechanical risk in future workers.
The adoption of new technologies represents an unprecedented opportunity to redefine the underlying theory and processes for biomechanical risk prevention. To achieve this redefinition process, the project validates the technologies in specific experimental fields, ultimately aiming to establish a spinoff that can transfer and distribute the technologies developed by the ergoCub project to the productive fabric and workplaces.
The ergoCub project has made significant strides towards the certification of the developed technologies: the wearable technology, for example, has undergone the necessary pre-compliance tests for CE certification, and the sensorized shoes have undergone the necessary tests to initiate the medical certification process.
However, the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private non-profit foundation, which prevents the sale of the technology developed in the ergoCub project to national and international organizations interested in it.
For this reason, the ergoCub project is working towards establishing a spinoff named iFeel, which can facilitate technology transfer from research institutes such as IIT and INAIL to workplaces, as the spinoff is entitled to sell and distribute technologies transferred from the ergoCub project.