Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) has hosted the kick-off meeting of the European project BodyPass today in Valencia as coordinator of the Project.

The consortium is composed by seven partners from the research, medical and industrial sectors: Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV), project coordinator, ATOS, PHILIPS, ELSE, Fundación para la Investigación del Hospital Clínico de la Comunitat Valenciana (Fundación INCLIVA), P&R TEXTEIS and Instituto Auxologico Italiano.

This initiative has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020- ICT research and innovation programme. It has a duration of 3 years and has a budget of 3,110,581 €.

The Bodypass project aims to break barriers between health sector and consumer goods sector and eliminate the current data silos. As the Head of Innovation in International Markets of IBV, Rosa Porcar, pointed out, ‘BodyPass will help to foster product and service design due to 3D technology implementation’.

For this reason, BodyPass will adapt and create tools that allow a secure exchange of information completely anonymous between data and designers and researchers.

“This 3D information of the human body helps to design more ergonomic workplaces, safer means of transport as well as to improve the service of products online commerce”.