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RehabWeek Workshops

Thanks to the incredible amount of high quality workshop proposals received, we were able to compile a thrilling workshop program for the RehabWeek first day, June 24th consisting of 45 different workshops.

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Button 2019 Schedule

Details about each workshop (sorted by the topic) can be seen below. .

Application of Rehabilitation Technology

Robotics in gait retraining for stroke rehabilitation a continuum of care

Organizer: Alberto Esquenazi

Speakers: Gerard Francisco, Van Hedel Hubertus, Alberto Esquenazi 

Workshop goals:

Explain the supplemental value of robot-assisted therapies in a stroke rehabilitation program. Review the impact of robotic gait training in acute phase of rehabilitation. Describe the impact of robotic rehabilitation in chronic stroke

Workshop time: 08:15 - 09:45

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The Power to Overcome: Growth and sustainability in high rehabilitation technology programs

Organizer: Amber Walter

Speakers: Amber Walter, Matt Wilks

Workshop goals:

  1. Understand a continuum of care involving rehab technology for walking and upper extremity recovery
  2. Discuss elements that can help an organization sustain positive patient outcomes and use of technology in inpatient and outpatient environments
  3. Discuss how new technologies may be evaluated and integrated in an already high-tech environment

Workshop time: 10:30 - 12:00

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2020-2030: How will rehabilitation and technologies change for patients, clinicians and society?

Organizer: Ann-Marie Hughes

Speakers: Ann-Marie Hughes, Seng Kwee Wee, Ursula Costa, Nam Jong Paik

Workshop goals: Participants will: • Have a guided lively interactive discussion on some of the key disruptive social, clinical and engineering changes which will impact on rehabilitation in the next decade • Debate how differing approaches to assessment using technology will influence rehabilitation • Discuss how device feedback to clinicians and patients across cultures could be more effective • Have an opportunity talk with industry partners and try their latest technologies at each of the booths • Take home tips applicable to your own setting."

Workshop time: 13:45 - 17:30

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Simple or Complex Rehabilitation Robots? Choosing Appropriate Tools for Neurorehabilitation

Organizer: Georg Rauter

Speakers: Georg Rauter, Verena Klamroth-Marganska, Etienne Burdet, Olivier Lambercy, Marcia O’Malley, Catherine E. Lang, Evelyne Wiskerke 

Workshop goals: Currently, there is a big debate how complex robots need to be for enabling individualized training in neurorehabilitation. Which tools allow patients (e.g. post-stroke) to recover best from sensorimotor deficits and to relearn complex real-life tasks? Exoskeletons with many degrees of freedom allow practicing an entire sequence of movements while devices with few degrees of freedom are useful for sequence practice (i.e., part-whole transfer). The workshop aims at discussing who benefits when and how from which of these training tools.

Workshop time: 13:45 - 17:30

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Neurorehabilitation after cognitive and motor impairment

Organizer: Michelle J Johnson

Speakers: Michelle J Johnson, Rochelle Mendoca, Loredana Zollo, Stefano Mazzoleni

Workshop goals:

1. Understand how cognitive and motor function influence ADL function

2. Understand cognitive neurorehabilitation and its impact on motor function

3. Explore current treatment neurorehabilitation strategies for patients with Both motor and cognitive impairment

4. Understand metrics to quantify both cognition and motor impairment

5. Explore how technology-assisted robot therapy can be applied to patients with Both motor and cognitive impairment

Workshop time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Dynamic balance during walking: what can we learn from different patient groups?

Organizer: Hans Rietman

Speakers: Hans Rietman, Zlatko Matjačić, Edwin van Asseldonk, Erik Prinsen

Workshop goals: The goal of this workshop is to present the results of dynamic balance perturbation experiments performed during walking in three distinct patient groups:

(1) individuals with a spinal cord injury;

(2) stroke survivors; and

(3) individuals with a transfemoral amputation. During the workshop we will explore what we can learn from each of these groups, where the parallels between groups are and how the results of the experiment can be used for future rehabilitation technology development.

Workshop time: 16:00 - 17:30

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High-Density EMG Neurobiomarkers for improving rehabilitation therapies

Organizer: Negro Francesco, Laura McPherson, Christopher Thompson

Speakers: Francesco Negro, Laura McPherson, Christopher Thompson, Allison Hyngstrom, Dirk Czesnik, Clark Dickerson, Tea Lulic, Eduardo Martinez-Valdes

Workshop goals:

• To describe the high-density EMG technologies, its application for the estimation of the neural drive to muscle, and its role in rehabilitation research
• To show recent applications of this technology in translational studies
• To provide hand-on examples of high-density EMG recordings, motor unit decomposition, and extraction of reliable neural information

Workshop time: 08:15 - 12:00

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Advanced outcome metrics for upper limb sensory-motor function

Organizer: Jacqueline S Hebert

Speakers: Jacqueline Hebert, Jon Sensinger, Paul Marasco

Workshop goals: The goal of this workshop is to share new methodologies for assessing upper limb function that apply to a spectrum of sensory-motor disorders, using prosthesis evaluation as an example. The attendees will be introduced to five scientifically based metrics that have been validated in normative populations, and can discriminate changes with advanced sensory-motor prosthesis function. This will include an understanding of technical requirements, practical administration, and sample results reporting for each metric. By the end of the workshop, the attendees will have an appreciation of how a fundamental mechanistic approach to outcome evaluation can provide insight into human sensory-motor behaviour and human-machine interaction.

Workshop time: 13:45 - 15:15

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Development of Rehabilitation Technology

Autonomy and Intelligence in Robotic Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies

Organizer: S. Farokh Atashzar

Speakers: Dario Farina, Etienne Burdet, James Patton, Robert Riener, Marcia K. O'Malley, Patrick M. Pilarski, Naaz Desai, Mahdi Tavakoli, S. Farokh Atashzar

Workshop goals: This workshop aims to bring together the most recent developments in the field of intelligent and autonomous robotic rehabilitation and smart assistive technologies for people living with sensorimotor disabilities. The workshop will include 25-minute lectures by the leading groups in the field in addition to round-table discussions and poster presentations. Posters will be reviewed by the technical committee of the workshop, and accepted posters will be presented as part of the workshop.

Workshop time: 08:15 - 12:00

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FES

Learn how to use functional electrical stimulation (FES) garments to generate relevant movements.

Organizer & Speaker: Bastien Moineau

Workshop goals: At the end of this workshop, attendants will be able to setup a stimulation garment (FES-shirt) containing electrodes, position them according to a clinical objective, and select the intensity of stimulation necessary. They will have to use anatomical and biomechanical principles. The final brainstorming will require critical thinking in order to appraise the scientific, medical, industrial, and societal aspects relevant to the introduction of a new rehabilitation technology.

Workshop time: 08:15 - 09:45

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Therapeutic FES Based on Motor Control Principles for Stroke Rehabilitation

Organizer: Chuanxin Minos Niu, Vincent C.K. Cheung

Speakers: Vincent C. K. Cheung, Chuanxin M. Niu,  Qing Xie / Ning Lan

Workshop goals: As a therapeutic technology, FES designed for post-stroke rehabilitation has met with controversial results. This workshop will discuss the recent progress confronting the challenges of applying FES in clinical settings. Focus will be given to the motor control principles underlying therapeutic FES, the technological developments of new devices, and evidence of clinical benefits for FES in post-stroke rehabilitation.

Workshop time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Hybrid FES-Robotic Rehabilitation Systems

Organizer: Erika G. Spaich

Speakers: Nitin Sharma, Thierry Keller, Antonio J. del Ama, Juan Moreno, Erika G. Spaich

Workshop goals: The purpose of this workshop is two-fold: to present a series of technological solutions that combine FES with robotics to support rehabilitation and to allow participants to try some of these technologies in the context of a hands-on activity.

Workshop time: 13:45 - 15:15

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FES cycling for rehabilitation after CNS lesion

Organizer: Lana Popovic-Maneski

Speakers: Lana Popovic-Maneski, Amine Metani

Workshop goals: Introduction to FES cycling and associated difficulties (sitting position, dead spot, muscle fatigue, body asymmetricity). Demonstration of methods to reduce muscle fatigue during FES. Demonstration of a method for automated detection of optimal stimulation pattern for cycling.

Workshop time: 08:15 - 09:45

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Restoring Voluntary Grasping Function After Stroke or SCI Using Functional Electrical Stimulation

Organizer: Milos R Popovic

Speakers: Milos R Popovic, Debbie Hebert, Naaz Desai

Workshop goals:

1.Understand the therapeutic applications of FES.

2.Describe the clinical application method.

3.Identify indications and contraindications.

Workshop time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Advances in Neurorobotics and Neuroprosthetics in Rehabilitation From Technology to Physiology

Organizer: Ines Bersch

Speakers: Roger Gassert, Manfred Bijak, Glen Davis, Tamsyn Street, Ines Bersch

Workshop goals: Within the workshop the following objectives will be covered:

1. An overview about existing robotics will highlight the breadth of the field.

2. The engineers’ point of view will detail how needs are identified and realized.

3. The combination of clinical application and research will reveal how the gap between development and application can be closed.

4. A specific example will demonstrate how a foot drop neuromuscular stimulator can be re-deployed for multifunctional clinical applications.

5. Non-implantable versus implantable stimulation devices will be critically appraised, particularly with reference to future clinical directions.

6. A proposal for a decision pathway will reveal how clinicians and therapists can combine the high number of robotic approaches with or without neuromuscular stimulation in patient treatment, without losing sight of strategic goals during the rehabilitation process. 

Workshop time: 13:45 - 17:30

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Utility of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) in Rehabilitation Medicine’s continuum of care

Organizer & Speaker: Gad Alon

Workshop goals: To inform the participant on the latest technological advancements of wearable wireless FES systems and offer a new clinical model of screening to determine who is a candidate that is likely to benefit clinically from using FES. Included in the workshop discussion is evidence-base data supporting the utilization of wearable wireless FES in the management of patients in intensive critical care units (ICU), patients with damage to the brain or spinal cord, patients with musculo-skeletal damage, patients with peripheral vascular disease and diabetic neuropathy.

Workshop time: 16:00 - 17:30

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Virtual Rehabilitation

Interactive Computer Play for pediatric motor therapies: emerging technologies in clinical practice

Organizer: Daniela Chan-Viquez

Speakers: Elaine Biddiss, Alexander McIntosh, Daniela Chan-Viquez

Workshop goals:

1) Identify the different technologies used in interactive computer play (ICP)-based therapies, and understand current scientific evidence informing their use for pediatric motor rehabilitation

2) Identify emerging trends in the design of ICP technologies and interventions, included mixed and augmented reality and social gaming.

3) Share their hands-on experience with a range of novel ICP technologies being developed at the Bloorview Research Institute 4) Discuss potential advantages and limitations associated with the use of ICP technologies for pediatric rehabilitation

Workshop time: 08:15 - 09:45

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Impact of an audio-visual multimedia tool on older adults’ motivation to engage in physical activity

Organizer: Tim Pauley

Speakers: Tim Pauley, Jon Ingar Kjenes, Dan McEwen 

Workshop goals: This workshop will discuss the barriers and facilitators of implementing an audio-visual multimedia exercise tool into both Long Term Care settings and day treatment centres in Ontario. The workshop will also highlight the physical and cognitive benefits of utilizing this tool among elderly patients. Lastly, the workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity for members to utilize this innovative technology leveraging interactive participation from the audience.

Workshop time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Application of current findings from virtual reality research to clinical intervention

Organizer: Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss

Speakers: Phillippe Archambault, Emily A. Keshner, Mindy F. Levin, Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss

Workshop goals: To review the strengths and weaknesses of the current treatment approaches with a focus on how the experimental results in virtual reality studies may: (1) be used to modify current clinical interventions; (2) support new clinical approaches and (3) support the use of virtual reality as a clinical or diagnostic tool.

Workshop time: 13:45 - 17:30

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Assistive Technology

Rehabilitation technology: training to assist or assisting to train?

Organizer: Jaap Buurke

Speakers: Jaap Buurke, Gerdienke Prange, Erik Prinsen

Workshop goals: The goals of this workshop are twofold. First, we want to share our experiences in doing evaluation studies of therapeutic and assistive technology and state that, to our opinion, these fields are merging together. The second goal is to have a group discussion in which participants can reflect on our statements and have a discussion about how both fields can learn from each other to stimulate future progress within both fields and see if and how they can converge.

Workshop time: 08:15 - 09:45

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Applying Electrical Myographic Signal and Bluetooth on Assistive Technology

Organizer & Speaker: Paulo Marcos Aguiar

Workshop goals: Attendees will learn the basics about Electrical Myographic Signals (EMG) and Bluetooth applied on assistive technology. They will understand how to use these technologies for controlling assistive devices. It will be also showed the basic structure of the electrical circuit, and mechanical connections. The attendees will have the opportunity to wear the Bluetooth system and control the wheelchair and the hand prostheses by electrical myographic signals. In addition, a powered wheelchair kit will be available for checking and learn how does it work.

Workshop time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Individualized Assessment and Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Organizer: Susan A. Zapf

Speaker: Susan A. Zapf, Cindy Dodds, Marcia Scherer

Workshop goals: 1. Describe participation in students with disabilities and the role of assistive technology. 2. Develop a team approach to assistive technology assessment and outcome measures to determine impact of AT on participation. 3. Observe and interact with colleagues on the AT assessment process using the MATCH-ACES Assessment to target student needs matched to device features through the use of case videos and didactic discussion.

Workshop time: 13:45 - 17:30

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Integrating artificial intelligence with neural intelligence to improve control of prosthetic limbs

Organizer: Ning Lan

Speakers: Yu Wang, Ting Zhang, Ning Lan, Guanglin Li, Chuanxin M. Niu, Sheng Bi

Workshop goals: The goal is to present a new view to the multi-disciplinary research for the advancement of technologies in neuroprosthetics

Workshop time: 08:15 - 12:00

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Non-invasive BCI-controlled grasp neuroprosthesis for people with high SCI – the MoreGrasp approach

Organizer: Ruediger Rupp

Speakers: Gernot R. Müller-Putz, , Rüdiger Rupp

Workshop goals: The workshop is intended to 1) provide an overview of the current challenges of non-invasive grasp neuroprostheses, 2) give the state of the art of non-invasive brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), 3) outline end user requirements and challenges for successful use of a BCI-controlled grasp neuroprosthesis in individuals with tetraplegia due to high spinal cord injury (SCI), and 4) give an overview including a hands-on demonstration of the BCI-controlled grasp neuroprosthesis and the associated technology of the European MoreGrasp project

Workshop time: 13:45 - 15:15

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Artificial Intelligence for Revolutionizing Mental Health Problems & Rehabilitation in Older Adults

Organizer: Shehroz Khan

Speakers: Andrea Iaboni, Jen Boger

Workshop goals: Mental health problems of older adults are mostly under-identified due to lack of reporting, social stigma, and lack of access to services. Prevalence of other cognitive impairments in older adults (such as dementia) further exacerbates the diagnosis and rehabilitation. The goal of AIMH workshop is to bring together clinicians, AI and rehabilitation researchers, and usability experts to envisage a future to develop zero-effort assistive technologies and foster collaborations in the field.

Workshop time: 16:00 - 17:30

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Managing Shear Forces Through Strategic Friction Reduction: Science, Standards and Outcomes

Organizer: Caroline Portoghese

Speakers: Kara Kopplin, Stacey Mullis, Caroline Portoghese

Workshop goals: The participants will be able to:
1) list and define friction, shear force, shear stress, and shear strain from the perspective of physical, cellular, and clinical levels
2) associate the damaging effects of friction and shear forces in both dynamic and static loading contexts
3) experience the hands-on effects of a change in the coefficient of friction
4) assess at least three research-based friction reduction strategies for minimizing damage from shear

Workshop time: 13:45 - 15:15

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Integrating 3D-printed Assistive Technology into Occupational Therapy with Makers Making Change

Organizer: Stewart Russell

Speakers: Stewart Russell, Aaron Yurkewich

Workshop goals: The goals of this workshop are: Familiarize attendees with 3D printing technology and its capabilities; Gain understanding of how 3D-printed assistive technology devices can be customized; Assess existing 3D-printed assistive technology with regard to their own occupational therapy practice; Discuss and develop the outline of a client-centred strategy for development and use of these technologies; and Introduce attendees to the work of Makers Making Change and encourage continued participation in the project.

Workshop time: 16:00 - 17:30

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Smart Environment

Innovative technologies to monitor health and function in home and community settings

Organizer: Jose Zariffa

Speakers: Jose Zariffa, Alex Mihailidis, Azadeh Yadollahi

Workshop goals: • Familiarize attendees with novel technologies being developed to bridge the gap between healthcare institutions and the community. Application areas will include neurorehabilitation, dementia, and sleep-related breathing disorders. • Foster interactive discussion around the role of technology in extending rehabilitation care in the community. The primary focus will be on the collection of health and function indicators outside of clinical settings.

Workshop time: 08:15 - 09:45

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Home-based Technologies to Assess and Treat Motor Impairment in Individuals with Neurologic Injury

Organizer: Peter Lum

Speakers: 

Peter Lum, Sang Wook Lee, Alexander Dromerick, Kevin Cleary, Manon Schladen

Workshop goals: The Goals are to: 1) Present the state of the art in home-based technologies for rehabilitation; 2) Disseminate progress from a just-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on this topic; 3) Provide hands on demonstrations of the technologies being developed by the RERC.

Workshop time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Assessing Fracture and Fall Risk among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Living in the Community

Organizer: Kristin Musselman

Speakers: Kristin Musselman, Cathy Craven

Workshop goals: 1) To introduce risk factors for fractures and falls among patients with chronic SCI. 2) To review mechanisms of fracturing and falling among wheelchair users and walkers with chronic SCI. 3) To demonstrate clinical fall and fracture risk assessment tools (e.g. lean and release, inertial sensors, risk stratification tools).

Workshop time: 13:45 - 15:15

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Computer vision for monitoring mobility and falls risk in older adults

Organizer: Andrea Iaboni

Speakers: Babak Taati, Shehroz Khan, Andrea Laboni

Workshop goals: 

1) To discuss applications for computer vision in monitoring falls risk, motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and falls detection; 2) To explore the barriers to the use of this technology in clinical environments, the limitations of the technology, and possible solutions; 3) To consider the ethical implications of computer vision technology in healthcare, in particular for mobility monitoring in older adults in the home environment.

Workshop time: 13:45 - 15:15

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Tele Rehabilitation

On the Path to Excellence in Telehealth

Organizer: Ellen R. Cohn

Speakers: Ellen R. Cohn, Dilhari R. DeAlmeida, Michelle Gutmann

Workshop goals: Attendees will acquire a clear pathway to developing, enhancing and evaluating single discipline and multi-disciplinary telehealth enterprises. The workshop will do a deep dive into the four major building blocks of successful telehealth programs: 1. Needs Assessment: Why telehealth?; 2. Privacy, Security and Technology; 3. Lawful and Ethical Practice: US state licensure, international practice, and accountability; 4. Telehealth Team Building. Panelists will present technology rich exemplars (AAC).

Workshop time: 16:00 - 17:30

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Wheelchairs

The FUNctional features hidden inside power wheelchair electronics

Organizer: Jill Baldessari

Speakers: Jill Baldessari, Leah Barid

Workshop goals: 1. Identify what the assistive technology features are, and which are available on 4 major wheelchair manufacturers. 2. Identify the clinical professional’s role in the education and application of the power wheelchair electronics to maximize our client’s independence. 3. Demonstrate how to set up switch control, Android device access, and computer access through the power wheelchair. 4. Demonstrate how to set up Infrared capabilities through the power wheelchair.

Workshop time: 08:15 - 12:00

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Robotic wheelchairs: Current trends and objective quantification to improve driving performance

Organizer: Jorge Candiotti

Speakers: Jorge Candiotti, Deepan Kamaraj

Workshop goals: • Describe the importance of Electric Powered Wheelchair (EPW) technology • Describe the design limitations of current EPW technology • List the different types of novel robotic wheelchairs • Discuss key evaluation strategies of novel robotic EPWs (e.g. usability metrics – effectiveness, efficacy, satisfaction) • Define Quantitative Driving Performance Metrics (QDM) and discuss its key applications

Workshop time: 13:45 - 15:15

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ISWP Training Tools You Can Use

Organizer: Krithika Kandavel

Speakers: Krithika Kandavel, Alexandria Miles, Yohali Burrola

Workshop goals: Following the session, participants will be able to: 1) Demonstrate three uses for ISWP training tools for professional and organizational development. 2) Evaluate at least three training tools to use in participants’ respective contexts.

Workshop time: 16:00 - 17:30

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General Rehabilitation Topics

SCI-High Indicators: Measuring the Quality of Rehabilitation Interventions from Hospital to Home

Organizer: Cathy Craven

Speakers: Cathy Craven, Farnoosh Farahani, Heather Flett, Courtney Cole, Matheus Wiest, Mark Bayley

Workshop goals: Following workshop attendance, attendees will have: 1) Reviewed the SCI-High project methodology; 2) Become familiarized with the selected indicators for 6 of 11 domains of community rehabilitation care including: cardiovascular health, walking, wheeled mobility, reaching grasping & manipulation, community integration, and emotional well-being; 3) Considered and discussed the development of a new model of care, using innovative mechanisms for data collection during patient transition from rehabilitation to community; 4) Appraised the feasibility and usability of these indicators and related tools for their practice setting.

Workshop time: 08:15 - 09:45

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Therapeutic Intermittent Hypoxia: From Mechanisms to Treatment

Organizer: William Zev Rymer

Speakers: Gordon Mitchell, Gillian Muir, Monica Perez, Randy Trumbower

Workshop goals: 1. Understand effects and mechanisms of therapeutic (low dose) intermittent hypoxia on breathing and limb motor function after chronic, incomplete spinal cord injury. 2. Understand possible therapeutic roles of AIH in clinical rehabilitation. 3. Discuss the benefits of combinatorial treatment strategies using AIH in clinical trials.

Workshop time: 13:45 - 15:15

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General topics

Getting the most out of the exhibit hall: how to ask for the evidence

Organizer: Stephen Sprigle

Speakers: Stephen Sprigle, Sharon Sonenblum

Workshop goals: To describe the challenges of product performance evaluation

Workshop time: 16:00 - 17:30

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The challenges and opportunities of rehabilitation research patient recruitment

Organizer: Louise Brisbois

Speakers: Cathy Craven, Jane Tsieh, Louise Brisbois

Workshop goals: The proposed workshop is designed to share the common challenges associated with recruitment for rehabilitation intervention studies, and share the solution that Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Spinal Cord Injury Trial Toolkit have developed to increase patient engagement in research. Learning Objectives: 1. To highlight common challenges associated with clinical trial recruitment in general, and SCI interventions specifically. 2. To provide an overview of the Central Recruitment process at TRI and SCITT. 3. To reflect on how this discussion might influence recruitment procedures in your research setting.

Workshop time: 08:15 - 09:45

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Analysis and Ongoing Development of the FMA/UDS Mobility Registry

Organizer: Mark Schmeler

Speakers: Mark Schmeler, Greg Packer

Workshop goals: Identify 10 different ways data from the registry can be utilized; Identify 3 iterations of the FMA/UDS tool; Describe 3 benefits of utilizing the registry

Workshop time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Is it good value for money? Fusing economic analyses into your rehabilitation research project

Organizer: Brian Chan

Speakers: Brian Chan, Julio Furlan, Barry White

Workshop goals: 1) To explain how health economics fits into rehabilitation research. 2) To illustrate how health economics can be incorporated into research projects evaluating clinical therapies and rehabilitation technologies

Workshop time: 13:45 - 15:15

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Commercializing Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies

Organizer: Cassie Brugger

Speakers: Ryan Ratts, Christine McDonough, Greg Lange

Workshop goals: Participants will: Gain an understanding of the fundamental milestones within clinical evaluation, technology development, and business development for the commercialization of rehabilitation technologies. Learn effective product development strategies designed to de-risk development and improve likelihood of success. Identify characteristics of highly effective, multidisciplinary product development teams. How to prioritize objectives in order to most effectively utilize available resources.

Workshop time: 16:00 - 17:30

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Living knowledge mobilization: transitions within, between, and out of academia and industry

Organizer: Pooja Viswanathan

Speakers: Pooja Viswanathan, Rosalie Wang

Workshop goals: 1) Provide an overview of the Smart Wheelchairs in Assessment and Training (SWAT) workshop as the context for knowledge mobilization and career transitions. 2) Share stories regarding tangible outcomes of the workshop including new international research projects collaborations, attitudes, and careers outside of academia. 3) Encourage the audience to share their own stories related to career decisions in knowledge mobilization.

Workshop time: 08:15 - 09:45

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Industry workshop

Maximizing therapy outcomes, from research to clinic –smart devices and research protocols

Organizer: Motek & Hocoma

Speaker: Sanne Roeles, Frans Steenbrink

Workshop goals: Understand:

- How robotics and smart technology open up new ways to study (pathological) human movement and improve therapy outcomes
- How robotics and smart technology offer research a whole new toolset for their human movement studies

Workshop time: 08:15 - 09:45

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Maximizing therapy outcomes, from research to clinic – smart treatment planning and AI

Organizer: Motek & Hocoma

Speakers: Paolo Bonato, Ursula Costa, Arno Stienen, Maya Keller, Jasmien de Vette

Workshop goals: Understand:

- How to successfully implement advanced technology in clinical settings
- How to improve therapy outcomes by optimizing resource and infrastructure usage
- How to increase the quality and consistency of care with smart treatment planning

Workshop time: 10:30 - 12:00

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