Strategic lines

The Institut Guttmann works with 6 strategic lines of research and innovation:

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Technologies for sensorimotor rehabilitation and support products.

Contributing to generating knowledge in neurorehabilitation that has an impact on hospital clinical practice. Promoting technological innovation as a tool to improve clinical practice and/or the quality of life of people with disabilities.

  • Introducing new technologies in the neurorehabilitation field to help improve the functional autonomy of patients with neurological problems.
  • Encouraging technological innovation to improve the efficiency of rehabilitation procedures, generating objective information on each procedure and researching new support products to improve patients’ quality of life.

Head of programme:

3D Kinematics for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM3D)

Code: 777222
Funding body: European Union (ATTRACT)
Principal investigator: Dr. Eloy Opisso
Execution: 2019-2020
Grant amount: 12,500€

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ABLE exoesqueleton

Code: 20121
Funding body: EIT Health
Principal investigator: Dr. Joan Vidal
Execution: 2020-2022
Grant amount: 314,586€

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Programa Joan Ribas Araquistain de Investigación e Innovación terapéutica en prehabilitación, rehabilitación y abordaje integral de las secuelas de tumores cerebrales

Funding body: Fundació Joan Ribas Araquistain
Principal investigator: Dr. Josep M. Tormos
Execution: 2020-2023
Donation amount: 900,000€

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Neural repair and advanced therapies.

Positioning our institute as a Spanish and international centre of excellence for clinical phases of translational research in clinical trials, advanced therapies and regenerative medicine applied to spinal cord injury (SCI) and acquired brain injury (ABI).

  • Promoting the development of clinical trials in neuroregenerative interventions, developing multimodal neuromodulation strategies combined with intensive robot-assisted training.
  • Creating a biodatabase of information derived from typification of patients at clinical and subclinical level that serves to select candidates for this type of study.

Head of programme:

NISCI Multicenter, multinational, placebo controlled phase II study for the safety and preliminary efficacy of intrathecal ATI355 in patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury

Code: 20121
Type of project: Competitive European
Funding body:  European Commission
Principal investigator: Dr. Jesús Benito
Execution:  2016-2021
Grant amount: 900,000€

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CERMOD-ERANet-Neuron. Non-invasive electrical stimulation of the cervical spinal cord to facilitate arm and hand functional recovery in incomplete traumatic cervical spinal cord injured patients

Code: AC16/00050
Type of project: National, Competitive
Funding body: Instituto de Salud Carlos III ISCIII (European Commission)
Principal investigator: Dr. Joan Vidal
Execution:  2017-2021
Grant amount: 91,355€

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RED TERCEL – Red de terapia celular

Code: RD16/0011/0036
Type of project: Redes
Funding body: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Principal investigator: Dr. Joan Vidal
Execution: 2013-2020
Grant amount: 4,708€

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Recuperació dels moviments del braç i de la mà en pacients amb lesió de la medul·la espinal cervical mitjançant la neuromodulació elèctrica espinal assistida amb un exoesquelet de braç

Code: 201713.31
Type of project: National, Competitive NGO
Funding body: Fundación La Marató TV3
Principal investigator: Dr. Jesús Benito
Execution: 2018-2021
Grant amount: 112,585€

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Estudio clínico de Seguridad, aleatorizado, doble ciego, de dos dosis y controlado con placebo en el tratamiento de la lesión medular incompleta a nivel cervical con WJ-MSC intratecal en infusión múltiple

Code: PI19/01680
Funding body: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Principal investigator: Dr. Joan Vidal
Execution: 2020-2022
Grant amount: 183,920€

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Estimulación transcutánea medular (tSCS) para mejorar la función respiratoria en pacientes con lesión medular cervical o torácica. Estudio piloto

Type of project: Competitive NGO
Funding body: Beca Mike Lane (Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia)
Principal investigator: Dr. Hatice Kumru
Execution: 2019-2021
Donation amount: 10,000€

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Neuropsychological rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation (GNPT).

Making progress in the validation of new programmes of the computerised assessment of cognitive functions, strategies of clinical intervention in the field of prevention, and active and healthy ageing. 

Exploring strategies of clinical intervention with Guttmann NeuroPersonal Trainer® in the field of prevention and active and healthy ageing.

Head of programme:

Nutriprecisión: Diseño y validación de estrategias nutricionales de precisión basadas en nuevos productos alimentarios y tecnologías de la información y la comunicación, orientadas a la mejora de la calidad de vida durante el envejecimiento de colectivos "pre-senior" y "senior"

Type of project: Service contract
Funding body: Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico e Industrial (CDTI) y el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER).
Execution: 2017-2021

Efectes de teràpies combinades d'exercici, mindfulness i estimulació cognitiva a la cognició i la neuroplasticitat en pacients amb ictus isquèmic crònic

Code: 201717.32
Type of project: National, Competitive NGO
Funding body: Fundación La Marató TV3
Principal investigator: Dr. Jesús Benitol
Execution: 2018-2021
Donation amount: 20,155€

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Active VRain - Tecnologías interactivas para la rehabilitación cognitiva

Code: PID2019-106426RA-C33
Funding body: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Execution: 2020-2024
Grant amount: 18,150€

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Medida de la eficiencia de las habilidades neuropsicológicas relacionadas con una conducción segura y con el nivel de aprendizaje adquirido durante un entrenamiento convencional de conducción gracias a una plataforma on-line

Funding body: Carrera Ponle Freno (Atresmedia)
Execution: 2019-2020
Donation amount: 13,423€

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Brain health.

Research into Brain Health carrying out a prospective longitudinal cohort study to characterise, quantify, monitor and optimise biomedical, social and environmental markers related to people's brain health.

Incorporating and integrating advanced technologies for the study of the brain with prestigious local and international experts. 

Head of programme:

Barcelona Brain Health Initiative (BBHI)

Code: 201717.32
Type of project: Non-competitive NGO
Funding body: Fundació Institut Guttmann, Fundació La Caixa and Fundació Abertis
Principal investigator: Dr. David Bartrès-Faz
Execution: 2016-2021

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Brain Health Coaching App (BHCA)

File number: 2018 PROD 00172
Type of project: Public competition
Funding body: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Principal investigator: Josep Maria Tormos and Javier Solana
Execution: 2019-2021

This project is co-financed by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) “A way to make Europe”.

Grant amount: 100.000€

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DANTIAN

Type of project: Service contract
Funding body: Grupo ICA, Mahou and Agrícola del Bosque
Principal investigator: Dr. Javier Solana
Execution: 2019-2020
Contract amount: 167,100€

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Neurostimulation and Neuromodulation.

Promoting non-invasive cranial stimulation as an innovative tool for the diagnosis and treatment of various pathologies associated with spinal cord injury and brain injury, as well as for the improvement of brain health.

  • Applying non-invasive stimulation techniques to optimise the plastic nature of the nervous system and its residual functional capacity caused by a lesion, inhibiting maladaptive changes and enhancing those that lead to situations of greater functionality.
  • Promoting the development of innovative non-invasive brain stimulation clinical programmes for the treatment of pathologies associated with spinal and brain injuries (such as neuropathic pain, aphasia, depression, epilepsy and cognitive deficits), as well as the recovery of motor deficit.
  • Developing and assessing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic clinical strategies with non-invasive brain stimulation as a tool, alone or with other strategies.

Head of programme:

Assaig controlat aleatori de l'efecte potenciador de l'estimulació transcranial de soroll aleatori (TRNS) a la rehabilitació cognitiva dels pacients amb lesió cerebral traumàtica

Code: 201735.10
Type of project: National, Competitive NGO
Funding body: Fundació La Marató de TV3
Principal investigator: Dr. Josep M. Tormos
Execution: 2018-2021
Donation amount: 195,000€

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Estudio piloto para evaluar la eficacia y seguridad de la EMTr asociada a la rehabilitación para la mejoría de la funcionalidad de la extremidad superior en el ictus

Funding body: BBVA employees campaign
Principal investigator: Dr. Raúl Pelayo
Execution: 2019-2021
Donation amount: 36,100€

Ensayo clínico fase II sobre el uso de la estimulación magnética transcraneal repetitiva real vs simulada asociada al tratamiento rehabilitador en la mejora de la marcha en pacientes con esclerosis múltiple

Code: PI19/01634
Funding body: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Principal investigator: Dr. Raúl Pelayo
Execution: 2020-2022
Donation amount: 32,670€

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Social investigation  -QVIDLAB-.

Promoting knowledge on how contextual factors affect reintegration of people with disabilities in the social and family environment after neurorehabilitation, in their daily lives and in their quality of life. 

Innovating in procedures and social actions that defend equal opportunities and the social inclusion of people with a disability of neurological origin, and at the same time, promoting the empowerment of people with disabilities with the participation of associations of people with disabilities, especially those that belong to the Social and Participation Council of the Institut Guttmann.

Reinforcing the vision of the Institut Guttmann’s healthcare model, which is holistic, humanistic, ecological and close to people with disabilities.

Strengthening the range of strategic alliances, especially with regard to the WHO (ICF), associations of people with disabilities, social and disability observatories, universities, etc., both nationally and internationally.

Head of programme:

Personalised Medicine by Predictive Modeling in Stroke for better Quality of Life - PRECISE4Q

Code: 777107
Type of project: Competitive European
Funding body: European Union (Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme)
Principal investigator: Dr. Montserrat Bernabeu
Execution: 2018-2022
Grant amount: 377,190€

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VIGOUR. Evidence-Based Guidance to Scale-up Integrated Care in Europe

Code: 777107
Type of project: Competitive European
Funding body: European Union (3rd Health Programme - 3HP)
Principal investigator: Dr. Javier Solana
Execution: 2019-2021
Grant amount: 32,485.20€

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Participa

This is a social research project aimed at knowing and understanding how to promote the participation of people with disabilities in society, with the aim of transforming society so that it is fully inclusive.

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