[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Workshop on Neuro-Robotics for Patient-Specific Rehab. Invited Speakers and Selected Contributions.

Massimo Sartori massimo.srt at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 07:45:43 PDT 2014

Confirmed Invited Speakers and Selected Contributions
Workshop on Neuro-Robotics for Patient-Specific Rehabilitation

15 – 19 July 2014.
Padova and Venice, Italy.

Advances in neuro-rehabilitation robotics are enabling novel treatments and
possibilities of recovery for individuals who suffered from loss of motor
abilities. However, major challenges still remain in the field including:
the current inability of personalizing the robotic device and treatment to
the specific patient’s anatomy and disability, and the current inability of
developing wearable robotic devices that can support the patient throughout
balanced and unconstrained locomotion tasks.

These challenges can be addressed if the discrepancy between the
patient-specific anatomy and the robotics structure are minimized and if a
strong interface is established between the robot and the patient’s
neuromuscular system. This will enable the robotic device become a natural
extension of the patient’s impaired limbs.

This workshop will provide insights on these problems and challenges with
perspectives from engineers and medical doctors. It will present novel
methods for assessing the neural drive to muscles and predicting the
resulting mechanical output in the human musculoskeletal system. It will
discuss methods to predict how subjects interact with wearable assistive
devices such as prostheses and orthoses and discuss methodologies for
establishing strong, intuitive, and patient-specific human-machine

*Confirmed Invited Speakers:*
- Dr Thierry Keller (Rehabilitation Department, Tecnalia, Spain)
- Dr Manish N. Sreenivasa (Optimization in Robotics & Biomechanics,
University of Heidelberg, Germany)
- Dr Juan C. Moreno (Bioengineering Group, CSIC, Madrid, Spain)
- Dr Andrea Turolla (Department of Neurorehabilitation, IRCCS San Camillo
Hospital, Venice, Italy)
- Prof. Dario Farina (Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering,
University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany)
- Dr Massimo Sartori (Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering,
University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany)

*Accepted Contributed Papers* (will be presented orally):
- Castellote J.M., Kofler M., Mayr A. and Saltuari L.:* "Motor set
modulates leg stiffness: analysis with an exoskeleton"*.
- Contreras-Vidal J.L.: *"Non-invasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems for
Patient-specific Rehabilitation Robotics"*.
- Durandau G. and Seleiman W.: *"Preparatory Study for an Upper-limb
Exoskeleton Using EMG Signals and Compliant Magnetorheological Motor".*
- Hughes C.M.L., Budhota A., Gamage W.G.K., Muhammad A., Dailey D., Hussain
A, Burdet E. and Campolo D.: *"An Interdisciplinary Approach to Designing
Patient Specific Upper Extremity Robotic Rehabilitation Devices for Stroke
- Bortoletto R., Pagello E. and Piovesan D.: *"How different human muscle
models affect the estimation of lower limb joint stiffness during running".*
- Costa A., Iáñez E., Úbeda A., Planelles D., Hortal E. and Azorin
J.M.: *"Experimental
Setup and First Results of a BCI System for Attention Levels Classification
During Gait".*

*Important Dates:*
- Workshop at IAS-13 Conference: July 18.

*Workshop Organizers:*
- Dr Massimo Sartori (University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany)
- Prof. Dario Farina (University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany)
- Prof. Enrico Pagello (University of Padova, Italy)

Massimo Sartori, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering
Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Von-Siebold-Str. 3
D – 37075 Göttingen, Germany
Tel:    + 49 (0) 551 / 39-20406
Email:  massimo.sartori at bccn.uni-goettingen.de
http://www.massimosartori.net <http://www.massimosartori.net/>


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