Consulting, advisory and R&D service on biomechanical devices

European HealthTech Innovation Center, Silesian University of Technology


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Service description
An ongoing service providing engineering support for the design and prototyping of biomechatronic devices. The service includes comprehensive design, prototyping, testing, and measurement of state-of-the-art biomechatronic and electronic devices, including textronic components and devices. The service includes 3D printing of metal and polymer components using a range of technologies: DMLS, SLS, DLP, FDM/FFF to produce models, prototypes or final parts for use in devices and a wide range of different engineering applications. The service covers the entire prototyping process, from a 3D scanning system for reverse engineering, 3D modelling, and design, powder selection, metal powder production (with a gas atomiser), rapid prototyping, low-volume production, vacuum furnace for heat treatment of printed metal elements, sandblasting and ultrasonic cleaning for post-processing. The service provides the EIC recipient with multiple versions of a customised component for further testing and evaluation. It enables the optimisation of equipment design, testing, and evaluation of drives and electromechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic or mechanical systems. The service allows EIC beneficiaries to explore interactions between robots, biomanipulators and humans in biomechatronic and medical applications. It is also possible to carry out preliminary electromagnetic compatibility tests, which allow early detection of errors in technological solutions in devices. EIC beneficiaries will also be able to perform strength tests on various materials and components. The service delivery mode can be online, offline, hybrid or on-site. Consultancy services will be provided online. The duration of the service will be tailored to the needs of each EIC beneficiary.
Health and medical care
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 1 – Basic principles observed
TRL 2 – Technology concept formulated
TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept
TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
TRL 9 – Actual system proven in operational environment
Disclaimer related to service

Selection criteria (in case of higher demand of services): A. Alignment with past/on-going projects B. Technological innovation; C. Request from widening countries.

Financial requirements

With costs of €100 hourly or €400 daily rate. All prices per hour include general costs of electricity, water, basic tools and laboratory equipment, amortization, assistance, and support of experts. The cost of materials, chemical regents, and specific tools are excluded. All prices are indicative, the final price will depend on the complexity of the beneficiary’s needs.