Track 1 - Characterization & Modulation of Neurophysiological Signals
SS101.- New approaches for targeted neuromodulation of the motor nervous system (U. Ziemann, J. Ibáñez, S. Piazza)
Neuromodulation of the motor system is a rapidly-growing field with promising perspectives in the neurorehabilitation field. The use of advanced neuromodulation paradigms allowing for the targeted modification of specific neural behaviours has demonstrated an astonishing potential to induce simple changes in the motor system that in turn lead to improved motor function and quality of life. At present, an increasing number of implantable and non-invasive techniques are being proposed and already made available to the clinicians, to efficiently stimulate and guide CNS plasticity and foster recovery from motor disorders. Forthcoming advances in the neuromodulation field will result from addressing challenges to build more accurate neurophysiological models of brain and spinal cord structures, understanding mechanisms of neuromodulation at cellular and systems levels, defining optimal engineering methodologies, and developing and standardising clinical protocols to treat patients with these new technologies. This session provides an opportunity for researchers/engineers/clinicians to present and discuss novel neurorehabilitation paradigms based on the targeted neuromodulation of brain/cortical and spinal level networks.
- U. Ziemann (University of Tübingen, Germany)
- N. Mrachacz-Kersting (University of Aalborg, Denmark)
- J. S. Taylor (National Paraplegic Hospital of Toledo, Spain)
- A. K. Thompson (Medical University of South Carolina, USA)
- R. Hannah (Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK)
- A. Oliviero (Neural Repair, National Paraplegic Hospital of Toledo, Spain)
SS102.- Therapeutic potential of neuromodulation of the spinal cord (R. Fuentes)
Neuromodulation of the spinal cord with electrical and/or chemical agents has been proposed as a novel approach to alleviate motor impairment in different neurological disorders. Further, this approach could be enhanced by including closed loop control with neural signals generated by the user. This session aims to discuss the current state of art of this field and the challenges to overcome to make neuromodulation of the spinal cord a successful therapeutic option for motor disabilities.
SS103.- Data mining and physiological signal (J. Abascal, J. Muguerza)
This special session is focused on the area of the application of data mining techniques, including all the stages of a biosignal process. The goal of the session is to update the knowledge of the current cutting-edge research on this topic covering all the steps of the process: from the difficult acquisition phase to the successful application of machine learning techniques (supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms) to the extracted information. A non-exhaustive list of possible subjects includes:
- Methodologies and methods for applying data mining techniques to physiological signals
- Research in several stages of the data mining process: signals acquisition, preprocessing, transformation, modelling, evaluation and interpretation
- Applications with special emphasis in rehabilitation
- Reflecting upon recent advances, and identifying new or emerging research directions where there is a need for greater research efforts and increased research momentum (H2020)
SS104.- Operant conditioning of spinal reflexes: From basic science to functional changes in health & disease (N. Mrachacz-K., J. Wolpaw)
Operant conditioning of spinal reflexes induces targeted neural plasticity in the spinal cord, and can improve functional recovery in animals and humans with incomplete spinal cord injury. This special session will discuss the mechanisms and effects of this unique learning paradigm that has been developed and explored over the past 35 years by Dr. Wolpaw and his colleagues, and is now being translated into clinical and sporting applications.
Individual Presenters and Titles:
Dr. Jonathan Wolpaw: Spinal Reflex Conditioning: Mechanisms and Implications
Dr. Aiko Thompson: Effects of H-reflex operant conditioning on motor performance in humans
Dr. Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting: Stretch Reflex Conditioning in Humans – Implications for Function
SS105.- Neural signal processing of the pathological brain (R. Hornero, J. Poza)
Over the last decades, accumulating evidence has suggested that pathological brain changes disrupt neural pathways. Neural signals, such as electroencephalogram (EEG) and magnetoencephalogram (MEG), allow us to observe neuronal activity in real time. However, substantial challenges remain in interpreting the results of such large-scale quantitative data. Novel signal processing techniques can help to increase our understanding of physiological and pathological brain processes. In this sense, several EEG and MEG studies focused on brain activation, neuronal coupling and neural network characterization seek to understand the relationship between these neural data and different pathologies that affect the brain. This special session is focused on reporting cutting-edge research in this field and discussing the upcoming challenges to be faced. Consequently, this session is intended to provide participants a multidisciplinary forum for presenting, sharing and discussing current and future research trends on the application of different neural signal processing techniques to characterize brain activity in different pathological conditions.
Special session tentative list of speakers
- Joan F. Alonso (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña)
- Jaime Ibáñez (Instituto Cajal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)
- Alejandro Bachiller (Universidad de Valladolid)
- Pablo Alonso (Universidad de Valladolid)
- Celia Juan (Universidad de Valladolid)
SS106.- Investigating neural control strategies of movement with EMG signals (D. Farina, R. Merletti, A. Holobar)
Investigation of neural control strategies by means of surface EMG analysis advanced significantly in the last two decades and is fast becoming a mature research tool, offering a very precise and accurate analysis of muscle activities either at the level of individual motor units or at the level of individual muscles. In this way, muscle control strategies have been investigated in healthy young subjects, in elderly individuals and in patients suffering from various neurodegenerative and neuromuscular disorders, such as pathological tremor, stroke, cerebral palsy and diabetes. They have also been investigated after targeted muscle reinnervation, episiotomy and facial surgeries, offering a valuable physiological insight into functioning of the spinal and supraspinal neuronal circuits and muscles.
Despite these significant progresses, there are several open issues preventing the transfer of EMG-based methodologies and their applications to everyday clinical and rehabilitation practice. These issues mainly concern robustness and accuracy of EMG signal acquisition and its interpretation. For example, while high-density surface EMG is nowadays easily applied and requires less than five minutes for patient preparation time, its interpretation has frequently been inaccurate and reported results misleading. Simple but important facts about impact of electrode size and interelectrode distance, impact of muscle movement and mutual cancellation of concurrent motor unit action potentials have been largely ignored. Furthermore, joint analysis of EMG and EEG/MEG activities is still largely performed with computational techniques that were proposed several decades ago and are now becoming obsolete and inferior to the novel approaches.
This special session will address the aforementioned open issues of neural control assessment form surface EMG and will provide a detailed insight into their latest methodological solutions. Novel physiological knowledge, derived with the help of novel methodologies will also be presented in the form of case studies. This will include, but will not be limited to, accurate identification of individual motor units in dynamic muscle contractions and novel methodology for calculation of corticomuscular coherence.
Individual Presenters and Titles:
Prof. Roberto Merletti (Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy): Introduction to EMG for the study of movement: from bipolar to high-density
Prof. Dario Farina (Georg-August University, Gottingen, Germany): Behavior of populations of motor neurons during motor tasks
Prof. Aleš Holobar (University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia): A novel measure of motor unit action potential variability in nonstationary (dynamic) surface electromyograms
Dr. Juan A. Gallego (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA): Neural control of muscles in tremor patients
SS107.- Experimental approaches to restore loss of function (O. Herreras)
To efficiently restore the loss of neural function it is necessary a comprehensive understanding of basic mechanisms in healthy individuals. In turn, the clues to unravel normal function are often obtained while exploring abnormal activity. Consequently, a number of therapies and remedies for brain dysfunction come up naturally from basic studies. This special session aims to emphasize such productive interaction. Researchers with strong background in basic cellular and molecular biology, unitary and systems electrophysiology, and biophysical modeling will discuss recent advances on detection of abnormal activity and the restoring of function by exploiting cell, tissue and system internal capacities as well as by interacting with external agents. The topics go from genic manipulation and tissue conditioning, to intracerebral or external modulation of network activity, and cover a variety of pathologies such as Parkinson, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis or migraine.
Individual Presenters and Titles:
- Dr. Fernando de Castro: Pharmacologic potentiation of the CNS spontaneous remyelination capacity: towards a curative treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
- Dr. Javier Cudeiro: New tools for old problems: magnetic stimulation to study (and help) the brain
- Dr. Óscar Herreras: Using LFP generators to detect abnormal activity in multiple networks: a tool to explore diaschisis
- Dr. Luis Martínez Otero: The brain’s camera. Optimal algorithms for wiring the eye to the brain shape how we see
- Dr. Juan José Garrido: Modulation of Input-Output balance by the axon initial segment
- Dr. Mavi Sánchez-Vives: Electrical modulation of cerebral cortex activity: mechanisms and applications
- Dr. Santiago Canals: Tuning brain networks with DBS
SS108.- Investigation of the human neuromuscular system using human reflexes: Past, Present and the Future (Kemal Turker)
This session will cover the history of the reflex measurements from the simple eye ball test to single motor unit frequencygrams. It will review the difficulties faced in standardized stimulus application and the problems faced in standardizing analysis of muscle responses recorded using surface electromyogram and single motor units. To explain these problems further, this session will give three examples that involve different reflex circuitries: Jaw reflexes; Hand reflexes and Leg reflexes.
Dr. Kemal Turker (Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey): Difficulties faced in standardized receptor stimulation and in standardized analysis of muscle responses to the stimulus.
Dr. Kemal Turker (Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey): Reflexes of the hand and how the reflex circuitry originating from the cutaneous receptors of the hand to the first dorsal interosseus muscle is established.
Dr. Gizem Yilmaz (Koc University, Turkey): Jaw reflexes originating from the periodontal and muscle spindle receptors to the jaw muscles.
Dr. Utku Yavuz (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany): Reflex circuitry originating from the muscle spindles to the tibialis anterior muscle.
SS109.- Extracting and modifying neocortical sensorimotor signals for BCI control (Alexander Gail)
At the level of individual neurons, the sensorimotor areas in both the frontal and parietal lobes provide an extremely rich repertoire of movement-related signals in the primate brain. These range from spatial cognitive signals during action planning to detailed spatiotemporal patterns that are closely linked to muscle activation during motor execution. Likewise, proprioceptive limb state in S1 may actually be represented in more muscle-like coordinates than is commonly assumed. Signals at both extremes have been proposed to provide control of brain-computer interfaces (BCI) used for motor rehabilitation in severely paralyzed patients. This session will report on current advances in our understanding of cortical sensorimotor processing in the context of BCI, with a focus on the non-human primate model. The contributions will include decoding approaches for high degree-of-freedom grasping movements, analyses of neural adaptation during BCI learning, new BCI tasks and algorithms to push the limits of device performance, and strategies of providing somatosensory feedback through an afferent interface for closed-loop control.
Dr. Lee Milller (Northwestern University, Chicago, USA): Development of an afferent neural interface designed to mimic natural proprioception
Dr. Hans Scherberger (German Primate Center, Goettingen, Germany): Decoding grasp movements from motor, premotor, and parietal brain areas
Dr. Aaron Batista (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA): Pushing the limits of BCI performance with new tasks and algorithms
Dr. Alexander Gail (German Primate Center, Goettingen, Germany): Adaptation of motor planning activity in monkey motor, premotor and parietal cortices during BCI control in 3D reaching
Track 2 - Empowering & Quantifying Neurorehabilitation
SS201.- Biomechanics and movement analysis in rehabilitation (J. Belda, M. P. Serra)
The purpose of the Special Session is sharing relevant information about biomechanical instrumentation and movement analysis techniques to provide evidence of its usefulness in clinical settings. While, there is a large body of publications emphasizing on the meaningfulness of this kind of measurements for the assessment of neuro-rehabilitation processes, the use in the clinical context is still reduced. This Special Session will be focussed on scientific contributions concerning biomechanical evaluation and the use of the outcomes derived from the assessment for a later use in rehabilitation processes that take place in the clinical setting.
SS202.- Advances in Understanding Human Movement and Motor Interactions (J. González, D. Kulić)
The objective of this special session is to promote discussion on how understanding human movement and motor interactions could be used to improve rehabilitation and assistive robotics. Therefore it will focus on multidisciplinary presentations including advances in the areas of neuromechanics, rehabilitation, robotics and neuromusculoskeletal simulations.
SS203.- BCI driven approaches for motor-cognitive rehabilitation after stroke (D. Mattia, F. Cincotti)
Brain Computer Interface technology offers the possibility to detect, monitor and modulate specific (EEG) brain activities. In medical conditions that affect the brain such as stroke, brain activity can be altered, paralleling the impairment of the specific related function. The potential to guide altered brain activity back to a physiological condition through the BCI and the assumption that this recovery of brain activity leads to restoration of behavior—i.e., function—constitute one of the rationale behind the use of BCI systems in rehabilitation. To propose and successfully evaluate BCI-assisted interventions for rehabilitation that are feasible and effective, a multidisciplinary synergy is required. Knowledge in basic neurophysiology is needed to decode the relationship between brain activity and function. As well, patient’s individual rehabilitative targets must be taken into account to set reasonable rehabilitative goals and settings which include BCIs. Also, appropriated metrics that are apt to evaluate the impact of BCI in improving brain function need to be defined. In this session, we will survey and discuss the aforementioned issues with the aim of coagulating present and future synergies to promote sensible BCI-based innovation technology.
Febo Cincotti (Rome, Italy);
Andrea Kübler (Würzburg, Germany)
Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting (Aalborg, Denmark)
Jonathan Wolpaw (Albany, NYS, US)
SS204.- Role of input synergies for rehabilitation (S. Shimoda)
Neural system is a complicated controller that can create the motions responding to the environmental inputs. Spinal cord reflexes are the simplest responses to the sensor signals. However, various observations suggests that appropriate combination of the sensor inputs can create the interesting motions beyond our intentions using the higher neural pathways than the spinal cords. Furthermore, these “middle level reflexes” seem to be important for the efficient rehabilitation such as motion recovery from the stroke paralysis.
In this special session, we will focus on the roles of the input signals and the local neural pathways of the middle level reflexes for rehabilitation.
SS205.- Muscle synergies: towards clinically oriented applications (D. Torricelli, Cristiano de Marchis)
Muscle synergies are becoming more and more attractive in the neurorehabilitation scenario, due to their ability to describe neuromuscular coordination in a compact and intuitive way. After fifteen years of research in the field of neuroscience, we are now observing an increasing number of applications in the fields of rehabilitation robotics, neuroprosthetics, neuromuscular modelling and clinical assessment. This special session wants to gather all these new ideas for translating the muscle synergy analysis into the future of rehabilitation practice.
SS206.- Human gait simulation for exoskeleton design and patient adaptation (J.M. Font-Llagunes, F.J. Alonso, J. Cuadrado)
In the last years, a number of robotic prototypes aimed at assisting or rehabilitating gait have been developed in companies and research labs. On the other hand, computational algorithms and tools, targeted to analyze, simulate or predict motion through skeletal, musculo-skeletal or neuro-musculo-skeletal models, have been applied to the gait of healthy and disabled individuals using assistive devices. Therefore, the aim of this special session is to promote discussion on how human gait simulation could help to:
- Optimize or personalize lower-limb exoskeleton mechanical design,
- Evaluate different exoskeleton sensorization and control strategies,
- Plan and evaluate the adaptation process of the patient to the assistive device,
- Predict assisted motion,
- Estimate contact forces at the human-robot interface,
- Evaluate and predict FES and hybrid orthosis-based walking,
- Other topics related to the use of human gait simulation in wearable robotics.
SS207.- Interpersonal Rehabilitation Games (E. Burdet)
We are motivated to carry out tasks by the interaction with other humans, and this social interaction is a major factor of our actions. Motivation is critical to neurorehabilitation, which promotes intensive training and thus motor recovery. Research has thus started to investigate the use of interactive rehabilitative games as a way to promote efficient neurorehabilitation. These games involve two or more participants such as a patient and a therapist, or several patients, possibly with very different skill levels. This session will present such interactive games, examine current challenges and outline the future developments.
Jaime Duarte and Robert Riener, ETHZ, Switzerland
Domen Novak, U of Wyoming, USA
Rui Loureiro, University College London, UK
Glauco Augusto de Paula Caurin, U. of Sao Paolo, Brasil
Michael Mace, Imperial College London, UK
SS208.- Gaming and rehabilitation (F. Brunetti, R. Raya)
Over the last years many interactive technologies and robotics solutions have been proposed for rehabilitation. However, some of them seem to fail because the interaction between user and devices is still very static and predictable. The first motivating impression and enthusiasm when using high tech devices can quickly become in a tedious and boring therapy. Rehabilitation results using these devices are threatened by a lack of engagement and motivation of users. Many current researches are focused on how to improve the engagement of user during rehabilitation and improve these potentially unattended therapies. Gaming is one of the proposed solutions. Gaming is a natural motivating activity, and technology in gaming is already well developed. The challenge is how to melt these two concepts in solution to achieve better and more efficient rehabilitation therapies and how to assess the rehabilitation objectives and goals in this new scenario.
- Human-robot cognitive interaction as gaming.
- Gaming for physical rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation assessment during gaming
- Implementation and exploitation models
Goal of this Session
The main goals are to gather together key actor ins the development of this technology and rehabilitation approach, and to share the newest advances in the field and recent results in clinical practice.
SS209.- Clinical needs and prospects of neurorehabilitation technology in SCI (A. Gil-Agudo)
Neurorehabilitation technology is an expanding field in research and clinical applicactions for SCI subjects. The aim of this session is to discuss the state of the art in this field and also to discover evolving developments in related therapeutic applications. There will be discussed the clinical aspects to be considered when designing new devices including what are the main goals to achieve and clinical evaluation methodology to assess the efficacy of this technology.
SS210.- Indirect measures of brain activity: a window into the mind (Laura Dempere-Marco, Jordi Solé-Casals)
Brain activity signals acquired by fMRI, MEG or EEG systems provide unvaluable data to understand brain function. However, several drawbacks arise when using such systems. They are expensive equipments, which are only available in hospitals or research centers, and data acquisition takes time since it typically requires calibration, electrodes placement, or subject preparation among others. It is worth noting, however, that it is often possible to gain insights into brain activity through indirect measures such as speech signals, handwritten signals, eye-tracking data or gait analysis. One may claim that indirect measures offer a window into the mind. Furthermore, the brain activity indirect measures are also easier to acquire and less invasive, and thus, can be readily introduced in routine clinical practice. In this special session, we will focus on these techniques as alternative options to investigate brain function and to assess and monitor the cognitive state of a person. We will explore both its potential value and limits when the classical technologies are either not appropriate or simply not available.
Laura Dempere-Marco (UVic-UCC): Eye-tracking data in visual search tasks: a hallmark of cognitive function
Karmele López de Ipiña (EHU) & Jordi Solé-Casals (UVic-UCC): Non-invasive support automatic tools for monitoring and early detection of pathologies: biosignals, a beautiful reflection of the mind
Pedro Gómez-Vilda (UPM): Phonatory and Articulatory Correlates in Kinematic Neuromotor Degeneration
SS211.- Novel technologies & natural sensory feedback for phantom limb pain modulation and therapy (T. Stieglitz, W. Jensen)
Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a frequent consequence of amputation, and it is notoriously difficult to treat. Despite isolated reports of success, no medical/non-medical treatments have been beneficial on more than a temporary basis. Recent evidence suggests that the pathophysiological mechanism of PLP is related to neuroplastic changes in the cortex that may be driven by appropriate sensory feedback. In this special session we will introduce novel, invasive and non-invasive technologies and routes to deliver sensory feedback with the aim to modulate phantom limb. We will discuss challenges to design and evaluate multi-center clinical trials, and translate research results into clinical applications and provide long-term, patient-specific solutions to a large group of patients.
Special session tentative list of speakers
- ‘’Natural sensory feedback for phantom limb pain modulation and therapy’’ Winnie Jensen (Sensory-Motor Interaction, Dept. Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
- ‘’Evaluation of the effect of sensory feedback on phantom limb pain in multi-center clinical trials’’ Ken Yoshida (Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA)
- ‘’On the long-term use of intraneural electrodes’’ Silvestro Micera (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
- ‘’Demands for a multi-channel intraneural stimulator for chronic human implants’’ David Guiraud (Universite Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques, France)
- ‘’On mechanical/electrical properties and biocompatibility of the TIME intraneural electrodes’’ Thomas Stieglitz (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)
SS212.- Experimental approaches for restoring hand function (Marco Santello)
The goal of this special session is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art of experimental approaches that are currently being investigated for restoring sensorimotor hand function. This session will focus on merging insights from basic science on sensorimotor and learning mechanisms underlying hand control, with advances in design of rehabilitation approaches for restoring hand function. These approaches include systematic investigation of motor practice to optimize learning retention and minimize motor interference, to wearable and non-wearable devices to promote finger movements and force control to enable patients to perform activities of daily living. This special session will also discuss challenges in the field and directions for future research.
Special session list of speakers
- Marco Santello,
- Kyujin Cho,
- Derek Kamper,
- Olivier Lambercy,
- Sasha Blue Godfrey
Track 3 - Rehabilitation Robotics & Neuroprosthetics
SS301.- Wearable human-robot interfaces for upper limb functional recovering (N. Vitiello, N. García)
This special session aims at gathering researchers from different backgrounds to highlight the state of the art, the current and future trends of the field of wearable human-robot interfaces for the functional recovery of upper-limn movement in patients affected by chronic impairments. Main topics covered are the development of novel interfaces based on fusion of different bio-signals to decode user intended movement, as well as novel designs to enhance a comfortable human-robot interaction.
SS302.- Motor Neuroprosthetics (T. Keller)
SS304.- FES and wearable robot systems in rehabilitation and assistance of locomotion (J.C. Moreno)
There are mixed results regarding the capability of FES and the gait WR systems to provide gait practice characteristics. The session will discuss the potential and trends of FES-WR induced practice of gait control through muscle activation and orthotic/exoskeleton support. Control approaches to induce joint movements and positional control, assisted by or driven by electrically induced muscle contractions will be presented by specialists in the field. The session will critically discuss main features to consider in the design of WR and FES to be early applied in the gait training or to produce leg movements for compensation and safety of daily function. Contributions will be expected to enrich the analysis of the State-of-the-art by discussing the capability of WR and FES to provide practice of some of the most clinically relevant gait components.
SS306.- Next generation Bionics (F. Thorsteinsson)
New developments in bionic prosthetics are expected go towards more integration of prosthetic devices with human users and enable use of the human control system to control devices. This session aims at reporting ongoing research in this field and discussing the challenges that need to be addressed in order to realise this next generation of bionics. Contributions from both academia and industry are encouraged.
SS307.- Soft wearable robotics: potential for neurorehabilitation (C. Walsh)
The rapidly emerging field of soft robotics presents a new opportunity to develop a new class of wearable assistive technology optimized for the needs of individuals with residual capacity, i.e. where only small to moderate levels of assistance is needed to improve function ability (e.g. walking, grasping). The technical requirements for actuation, human interface, and sensors/control needed to realize soft wearable robots are fundamentally different than those for rigid exoskeletons, necessitating fundamental technological development in addition to human subjects studies to understand their potential for neurorehabilitation. Should such systems provide benefit to patients, they offer the potential to bridge the gap between the clinic and the community and facilitate high dose rehabilitation in every day contexts.
Individual Presenters and Titles:
- Lorenzo Masia : Design and Preliminary Testing of a Soft Exosuit for Assisting Elbow Movements and Hand Grasping
- Kai Schmidt : MAXX: Mobility Assisting teXtile eXoskeleton that Exploits Neural Control Synergies
- Derek Kamper : Use of an Actuated Glove to Facilitate Hand Rehabilitation after Stroke
- Raye Yeow : Soft Printable Pneumatics for Wrist Rehabilitation
SS308.- Neuromechanical Modeling for Wearable Assistive Technologies (M. Sartori, M. Sreenivasa, H. van der Kooij)
This Special Session focuses on emerging and rapidly developing areas at the intersection between neuromusculoskeletal modeling, biomechatronics and wearable technologies. It showcases innovative research aimed to increase our understanding of motor function and impairment as well as how wearable assistive devices can contribute to modulate, replace or restore human motor capacity. It discusses how subject-specific features of anatomy, physiology, and impairment can be accounted for in the development of truly personalized assistive solutions. Finally, it discusses future key challenges in the field and promising strategies for addressing them. This is a joint special session with the special session: "New developments in wearable rehabilitation robotics" that will be held in
Individual Presenters and Titles:
- Massimo Sartori, (UMG)
- Manish Sreenivasa, (Uheidelberg)
- Friedl De Groote, (KULeuven)
- Hartmut Geyer, (CMU)
- Gregory Sawicki, (UNorth Carolina)
SS309.- Clinically relevant advances in upper limb prosthetics (J.L. Pons)
Advances in clinical upper limb prosthetics have been limited over many decades. In recent years, multifunctional prostheses have been introduced and interesting, new research results have been published, however, the clinical progress remains limited. In this session, the reasons of this paradox situation are discussed and new approaches with a high potential for clinical relevance will be presented.
- Bernhard Graimann (Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Germany): Why is the translation of research results in upper limb prosthetics so hard?
- Ivan Volosyak (Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany): Training and Performance Assessment for Advanced Upper Limb Myoelectric Prostheses
- Christian Cipriani (The Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy): Discrete-event sensory feedback in hand prostheses
- Max Ortis (Integrum AB, Sweden): Enabling daily use of implanted neuromuscular interfaces for prosthetic control via osseointegration