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The University of Southampton

Robotics for Neurorehabilitation Event

Geography and Environmental Science
19 March 2012
Building 45, University of Southampton, Highfield, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Margaret Bush on or email 02380 597912 .

Event details

University of Southampton And The COST European Network Robotics for Neurorehabilitation Conference Monday March 19th 2012

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.


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 March 9th 2012


9.00 am Registration and Coffee/Tea

Workshops 9.30 am– 2.30 pm

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

Breaks for coffee and lunch provided

Interactive exhibition 2.30 – 4.30

An opportunity to test a range of commercially available rehabilitation technologies including robots and to see some of the ongoing Southampton research

Tea and refreshments will be available

Symposium 5.00 – 19.30

5.00 – 5.40 Professor Paolo Bonato - 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. On: Title tbc

5.40 – 6.20 Professor Jules Dewald - 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. On: Title tbc

6.20 – 7.00pm Dr Sara Demain - 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 .

On: ‘Finding out what matters to those using rehabilitation technologies.’

7.00 - 20.30 pm – Poster exhibition, wine reception and hot fork supper

Speaker information

Professor Jules Dewald,Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago.,Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Phys. Med. & Rehab. Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences

Professor Paolo Bonato,PhD,Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA

Dr Sara Demain,University of Southampton,Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Health Sciences

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