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A shared vision

BIONIC was conceived during a cross-fertilization thought process among a group of multi-disciplinary partners that come from three worlds, the Medical and Bioengineering world, the Electronics, ICT and Artificial Intelligence world and, above all, the world of End Users representing sectors where MSD problems are dominant (construction and manufacturing).

DFKI - Augmented Vision Department

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz

The department Augmented Vision is a common group of DFKI (German Research Centre For Artificial Intelligence) and the university of Kaiserslautern working in the area of Digital Technologies and providing R&D capability from basic research up to validation of prototypes.


Technische Universität Kaiserslautern – AG wearHEALTH

The interdisciplinary research group wearHEALTH, associated with the Computer Science Department at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK), researches and develops mobile and wearable health systems.

In BIONIC, the wearHEALTH team focuses on online self-configuring kinematic and kinetic state and parameter estimation, including approaches to deal with strong (clothing) artefacts. The goal is to deduce relevant and interpretable biomechanical information from data of a potentially loosely coupled body sensor network in a valid and reliable way.


Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia

The Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) is a Spanish cross-sectoral research organisation focused in the study, analysis and assessment of human-product interaction in the fields of ergonomics, physiology, comfort and usability. Activities of the IBV in the Healthcare in the Workplace field aim at directing innovation towards the improvement of workers’ health, well-being and quality of life.


Roessingh Research and Development

Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) is the largest scientific research centre in the Netherlands for assistive and rehabilitation technology. RRD is a private research institute with strong and formalized links with the University of Twente and Roessingh Center for Rehabilitation, all situated in Enschede, the Netherlands.

RRD will be leading WP5: Gamified Coaching and User-System Interaction and will focus on the development of highly personalized and medically driven feedback strategy to the individual users based on a gamification approach.


University of Piraeus Research Center

In the BIONIC project two research labs of the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus (UPRC) will be involved.  Namely , the Systems Security Laboratory and the Telecommunication Systems Laboratory.  Both labs are active in research, development and educational activities in various areas of systems security and Telecommunication Systems respectively.

Interactive Wear GmbH

Smart Textiles, Wearable Electronics and Integrated Systems

Interactive Wear develops and produces electronic systems designed for textile integration and wearable systems enabling customers to digitize, interconnect and innovate their products. Our functional focus covers heating, light, sense and feedback solutions.

Hypercliq IKE

Knowledge Management – Data Analytics

Founded in 2011 as a partnership of highly experienced Artificial Intelligence experts, Hypercliq aims at providing state-of-the-art IT services, ranging from the conception/design and implementation of large-scale knowledge discovery and knowledge sharing solutions to professional consulting.

ACCIONA Construcción

International Construction Group

ACCIONA is a leading supplier of sustainable infrastructure solutions and renewable energy projects worldwide. Its offer covers the entire value chain: design, construction, operation and maintenance.

ACCIONA role in BIONIC: Contributor as END USER, focused on REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION and RESULTS VALIDATION in real workplace environments, specifically in construction sites.


Rolls-Royce Power Systems - MTU
MTU Friedrichshafen is the core business of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, a division of Rolls-Royce plc. Its headquarters are in Friedrichshafen, Germany and it employs over 10,000 people worldwide in more than 1,200 locations in 130 countries.


Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin

The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) is a federal authority within the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, BMAS). As a departmental research institution of the Federal Government, it is responsible for all matters involving occupational safety and health at work, including the adjustment of working conditions to human needs.

BAuA role in BIONIC: chances and challenges of body worn technology for risk assessment in real workplace environments.


Fundación Laboral de la Construcción

At Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, we have worked since 1992 to provide companies and employees alike the resources to be more professional, secure, qualified and with a more successful future ahead. The sector is increasingly more united and connected, and works closer with society and the rest of sectors than ever before, to face the challenges of new times.