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Rehabilitation technology for stroke upper extremity - From research to practice Event

upper arm in stroke
15:00 - 17:00
26 March 2014
Building 45 Room 2039

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Sue Warren on 023 8059 7881 or email .

Event details

Talks from two inspiring speakers

Dr. Gerdienke Prange:

Rehabilitation technology for stroke upper extremity – From research to practice
Rehabilitation robotics have been the starting point of many studies into the way technology can be incorporated in neurorehabilitation. A major question is in which way technology can provide the largest benefit, especially regarding application in clinical practice. In this presentation, I will give an overview of some of our research into understanding the effect of several examples of technology (such as arm support) as a therapeutic tool for stroke upper extremity function and applying this in clinical practice. 

Rokhsaneh Tehrany MSc, MCSP:

The potential use of speech breathing pattern analysis to monitor lung health in patients with chronic respiratory disease
Patients with chronic respiratory disease often present with a characteristic and abnormal pattern of breathing at rest, and during speech activities (speech breathing). While these abnormalities are able to differentiate between health and respiratory disease, it is uncertain if, or how, these patterns change over time. This research aimed to determine whether speech breathing pattern analysis could be used to detect changes over time in patients with chronic respiratory disease before and after attending a six week Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) programme.

Refreshments (tea, coffee and Danish pastries) will be provided, so please would you confirm attendance to the contact below by Friday, 21st March  in order to assist in gauging catering requirements. Many thanks and we hope to see you there.

Speaker information

Dr. Gerdienke Prange,Roessingh Research and Development (RRD), Netherlands,Dr. Gerdienke Prange is a Human Movement Scientist (specialisation for Health Sciences) by background. At Roessingh Research and Development (RRD), the largest Dutch research institution on rehabilitation technology and telemedicine, she performed her PhD research into the application of robotic devices for rehabilitation of the arm after stroke. After 2 years as a post-doc researcher at RRD on rehabilitation robotics, she´s currently working as a senior researcher, leading the research line Active Therapeutic Devices. Her research is focused on therapeutic application of technology, such as virtual reality, serious gaming, robotics, smart orthotics and electrical stimulation, to stimulate functional improvement during rehabilitation.

Rokhsaneh Tehrany MSc, MCSP,Rokhsaneh is a research fellow and final year PhD student at the Centre for Innovation and Leadership in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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