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Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Robotics for NeuroRehabilitation: The COST European Network Conference Event

Time:
09:00 - 20:00
Date:
19 March 2012
Venue:
Building 45, Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Margaret Bush on 02380 59 7912 or email m.bush@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Bringing together researchers in rehabilitation, neuroscience, engineering and psychology who share a common objective - to make the vision of robot therapy a practical and effective clinical reality.

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Robotics for NeuroRehabilitation

Click here to watch a video of the evening symposium

Bringing together researchers in rehabilitation, neuroscience, engineering and psychology who share a common objective - to make the vision of robot therapy a practical and effective clinical reality.

The Conference is supported by the European COST Action Network ‘Robotics for Neurorehabilitation' and the University of Southampton. The aim of the COST Network is to take robot therapy out of the research lab and into hospital rehabilitation centres and patients' homes. The conference will be highly relevant to therapists, clinicians and people involved in the provision of services as well as scientists and engineers.

Workshops, an exhibition and lectures by three world-leaders in the field will include time for debate and will be followed by a buffet supper and an opportunity to network, meet new people and discuss ideas.

Programme

9am Registration and Coffee/Tea

Workshops starting at 9.30am

Workshops and presentations from each of the COST working groups focusing on the Clinical, Neuroscience, Motor Control and Technology aspects of robot therapy.

10.30 am: coffee/tea break

12.00 pm: A buffet lunch will be served in room 0007

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm -Round Table discussion

2.30pm - 4.30pm - Interactive Exhibition An opportunity to test a range of commercially available rehabilitation technologies including robots and to see some of the ongoing Southampton research.

3.00 pm: Tea and cakes will be available in room 0007.

Symposium 5pm - 7pm

5pm - 5.40pm Professor Paolo Bonato: "Technologies to Enable Home-Based Rehabilitation Interventions"Abstract

[Professor Bonato's research includes wearable technology and its applications in physical medicine and rehabilitation, electromyography and biomechanics of movement, intelligent signal processing tools for investigating problems in neurophysiology, artificial intelligence systems for the analysis of data which has been recorded using wearable sensors].

5.40pm - 6.20pm Professor Jules Dewald: "Implementation of Impairment Based Neuro-Rehabilitation Devices and Technologies following Brain Injury: Scientific and Clinical Implications"
Abstract

[Professor Dewald's research includes Understanding discoordination of the upper limb after stroke, brain plasticity in recovery , developing novel neurotherapeutic training programs to enhance motor control of the upper limb even years after a stroke].

6.20pm - 7pm Dr Sara Demain: "Finding out what matters to those using rehabilitation technologies"
[Dr Demain's research includes Exploring and understanding the human technology interface in rehabilitation; using "technology" in its broadest sense to include all interventions, services and processes which are used in neuro-rehabilitation].

7pm - 8.30pm Poster exhibition, wine reception and hot fork supper in The Terrace Restaurant, Staff Social Centre (Building 38/40).

Registration

There is no charge for this conference but places are limited so if you would like to attend for all or part of the day please register your place by Friday 9 March 2012.

Find out more about our speakers by following the links:

Professor Jules Dewald

Professor Paolo Bonato

Image from Bonato/De Rossi

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