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

Edinburgh, 25 August

IEEE RO-MAN 2014
Edinburgh, 25-29th August

 

The workshop will take place on August 25th, 2014 at the Edinburgh Conference Center at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Workshop Contact: Stefano Mazzoleni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Contact Me)
 

Workshop Presenters: Farshid Amirabdollahian, Stefano Mazzoleni, Ramazan Unal

Abstract

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:

• will provide state-of-the-art descriptions of an innovative and challenging field of bioengineering and clinical interest;
• will be focused on robot-assisted rehabilitation which is a topic of currently active research;
• 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.

Workshop schedule (half-day)

Schedule

 

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome and Introduction

9:10 - 9:40Current Developments in Prosthetics and Rehabilitation Robotics”, Ramazan Unal, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium

9:40 - 10:00Assessment metrics of human-robot interaction during robot-assisted rehabilitation: challenges for robotics and clinical practice“ (part I), Stefano Mazzoleni, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy

10:00 - 10:30 Discussion

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30 “Therapeutic human-robot interaction magnified, offering insights towards adaptive interfaces used in rehabilitation” , Farshid Amirabdollahian, University of Hertfordshire, UK,

11:30 - 12:10Assessment metrics of human-robot interaction during robot-assisted rehabilitation: challenges for robotics and clinical practice“ (part II), Stefano Mazzoleni, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy

12:10 - 12:30 Final discussion and closing remarks

 

Primary audience: engineers, physicians, PhD students, researchers in academic spin-off companies and companies involved in research.

Secondary audience: graduate and undergraduate students, therapists, and other clinicians.