Workshop: Novel patient-robot interfaces and multimodal interaction in Rehabilitation Robotics

Edinburgh, 25 August
<div style="color:#000000; font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"> <p align="center"><a href="http://rehabilitationrobotics.net/ro-man14/" target="_blank"><em>IEEE RO-MAN 2014</em></a><br /> <em>Edinburgh, 25-29<sup>th</sup> August </em></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The workshop will take place on<strong> August 25th</strong>, <strong>2014 </strong>at the<strong> Edinburgh Conference Center</strong> at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.</p> <p><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Workshop Contact:</strong> </span><a href="/user/99"><span style="color:#000000;">Stefano Mazzoleni</span></a><span style="color:#000000;">, Scuola Superiore Sant&#39;Anna (</span><a href="/user/99/contact"><span style="color:#000000;">Contact Me</span></a><span style="color:#000000;">)<br /> &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><strong>Workshop Presenters:</strong> Farshid Amirabdollahian, Stefano Mazzoleni, Ramazan Unal</p> <p><strong>Abstract</strong></p> <p>The use of robotic systems for rehabilitation is increasingly providing important results through several experimental clinical trials. The design, development and validation of innovative patient-robot interfaces and multimodal interaction to be implemented in such systems represent a challenging research topic of interest both in the bioengineering and clinical field. This workshop will:</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&bull; will provide state-of-the-art descriptions of an innovative and challenging field of bioengineering and clinical interest;<br /> &bull; will be focused on robot-assisted rehabilitation which is a topic of currently active research;<br /> &bull; will be focused on interactions of participants to exchange ideas, discuss recent research results, explore new directions in research and technological transfer, and propose international focus groups on specific areas of research interest.</p> <p><strong>Workshop</strong> <strong>schedule (half-day)</strong></p> <div style="margin-left:50px; font-size:12px; background-color:#EAEFFF; border:1px dashed #8989A3; padding:20px 30px; box-shadow:0 2px 3px rgba(0,0,0, .1); vertical-align:middle;"> <p><strong>Schedule</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>9:00 - 9:10</strong> <em>Welcome and Introduction </em></p> <p><strong>9:10 - 9:40</strong> &ldquo;<em>Current Developments in Prosthetics and Rehabilitation Robotics</em>&rdquo;, Ramazan Unal, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium</p> <p><strong>9:40 - 10:00</strong> &ldquo;<em>Assessment metrics of human-robot interaction during robot-assisted rehabilitation: challenges for robotics and clinical practice</em>&ldquo; (part I), Stefano Mazzoleni, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant&rsquo;Anna, Italy</p> <p><strong>10:00 - 10:30</strong> <em>Discussion </em></p> <p><strong>10:30 - 11:00</strong> <em>Coffee break </em></p> <p><strong>11:00 - 11:30</strong> <em>&ldquo;Therapeutic human-robot interaction magnified, offering insights towards adaptive interfaces used in rehabilitation&rdquo; , </em>Farshid Amirabdollahian, University of Hertfordshire, UK,</p> <p><strong>11:30 - 12:10</strong> &ldquo;<em>Assessment metrics of human-robot interaction during robot-assisted rehabilitation: challenges for robotics and clinical practice</em>&ldquo; (part II), Stefano Mazzoleni, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant&rsquo;Anna, Italy</p> <p><strong>12:10 - 12:30</strong> <em>Final discussion and closing remarks </em></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Primary audience:</strong> engineers, physicians, PhD students, researchers in academic spin-off companies and companies involved in research.</p> <p><strong>Secondary audience:</strong> graduate and undergraduate students, therapists, and other clinicians.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>