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Abstract

Robotics and Technology Assisted Neurorehabilitation for Translational Research

Natalia Martina López Celani, Universidad Nacional de San Juan

Abstract:  

Stroke and neurological diseases are the leading causes of disability, lost of independence and need for long-term care. Neurorehabilitation programs involve the assessment of functional capabilities and interdisciplinary treatment of physical, sensorial and cognitive impairement. There is an increasing tendence to apply technology tools to promote the quantitative measurement of movements and forces, analysis of motor planification, motivation and enhancement of neuroplasticity.
We work mostly in applied research on upper limb assisted rehabilitation, EMG processing and their applications in neurorehabilitation, serious games, and developing experimental approaches to improve recovery after stroke and other neurological conditions.
In my presentation, I will review insights obtained from our research on these topics and will be discussed in the context of clinical applications with emphasis on passive rehabilitation devices, human-machine interfaces, software development, virtual reality and directions for future research