,

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2022

Session 1: JOINT SESSION MINT-IISART: Overview of the Rehabilitation Technology Education Landscape – How Can We Join Efforts? / 11:45 - 13:15

In the past, several organizations, such as the IISART education group, the European Robotics Summer School, the CEN, the MiNT Program, the ACRM and the Motus Academy have recognized the need for education in rehabilitation technology. As programs are starting to be developed and implemented, users might find it difficult to know about them, and to select a program that best meets their needs. As the field is still young, most organizers are also basing their program on their own experiences. In this session, we present some of the educational offers and discuss how we can best learn from each other. Speakers will introduce their respective programs. This will be followed by a panel discussion about the common interests and where we can all join forces to improve education for all. Finally, there will be a small “networking” event, where individuals can approach and chat with the representatives from the different programs and discuss opportunities.

 

Session 2: Guided Hands-on Session in the Exhibition / 17:00 - 18:30

In this session, attendees will have the chance to gain some hands on experience in a guided tour to selected booths in the exhibition. The session will contain an introductory presentation about the research state of the art of a specific type of devices, after which the attendees will split up in groups and get to see, try and discuss the respective devices right away. The exact topic and device groups will be defined closer to the event.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022

Session 3: Update on Technology Advances in Neurorehabilitation / 11:45 - 13:15

Speaker: Andres Mayr (Austria)
Title of the talk: Where are We with Robotic Therapy?

Speaker: Cornelius Angerhöfer (Germany)
Title of the talk: Rehab Application for Brain-Computer Interfaces

Speaker: Michael Kaldasch (NL and UAR)
Title of the talk: Digital Technologies in the Metaverse: Applications for Neurorehabilitation

 

 

Session Organized by the WFNR

 WFNR Logo Vertical RGB Full Colour v2

 

Session 4: Guided Hands-on Session in the Exhibition / 17:00 - 18:30

In this session, attendees will have the chance to gain some hands on experience in a guided tour to selected booths in the exhibition. The session will contain an introductory presentation about the research state of the art of a specific type of devices, after which the attendees will split up in groups and get to see, try and discuss the respective devices right away. The exact topic and device groups will be defined closer to the event.

  

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2022

Session 5: What Kind of Research Project do we Need Now and in the Future? / 11:45 - 13:15

Over the last 20 years, there has been a lot of research on the application of rehabilitation technology. However, with currently used study designs, and constraints due to ethics, reimbursement structures, clinic organizations or other don’t seem to optimize the use of rehabilitation technology within these studies. For example, while we are all aware that technology should be used to intensify therapy, many studies still match for therapy time provided. Also, while we are aware that technology has the best effect on those most affected and early after injury, many studies still include individuals with mild functional deficits in a chronic state. In this session we ask ourselves if the traditional study designs are still the way to go or if we should open our minds to other ways of providing evidence. We ask ourselves what the big topics are and if we really still need dose-matched effectiveness studies. Speakers will share examples of their own daily life and struggles and attendees will discuss in small groups what they think is important for the future and where the field needs to go.

Speakers: TBC

Stay
Updated