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06-12-2010, 11:55 AM
Workshop on
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Robotics for Upper and Lower Extremity

Sponsored by the Robotics Technical committee of the ASME Dynamic
Systems and Controls Division at the 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control
Conference and the 2010 IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems


Date and Time:September 12,
2010, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location:Marriott Boston
Cambridge, Massachusetts
(see http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boscb-boston-marriott-cambridge for hotel information)

Brief Description:
The field of rehabilitation and therapeutic robotics has grown
steadily over the past decade, with significant clinical contributions. Studies
have demonstrated both the efficacy and advantages of robotics for assessing
and treating motor impairment. There is significant opportunity for engineers
in this area, and there has been a recent trend of increasing governmental agency
interest in funding such efforts.

The purpose of this full-day workshop is to provide a concise yet broad-based
introduction to key topics in the field of rehabilitation and therapeutic
robotics, such as basic neuroscience and rehabilitation, impairment based
approaches, design and control of devices from a mechatronics perspective, and
clinical implications. The workshop will include a series of speakers with
expertise in upper and lower extremity rehabilitation robotics representing
both engineering and clinical research labs The tutorial will conclude with a tour
of Interactive-Motion Technologies, a company (founded by co organizers Hogan and Krebs) committed to developing advanced and effective
technologies that enable rehabilitation professionals to achieve optimal
patient outcomes.

For more information on the workshop see:
http://www.dsc-conference.org/Therapeutic%20robotics%20tutorial%20DSCC%202010%20 proposal%20100309%20prp.pdf

Target audience:
This workshop is intended for researchers in the areas of dynamics
systems, controls, robotics, and mechatronics who have not necessarily worked
in this area of rehabilitation and therapeutic robotics. The content will
provide some review of the state of the art without precluding discussion of outstanding
challenges in the field.

Sunil Agrawal, Ph.D.
Joe Hidler, Ph.D.
Neville Hogan, Ph.D.
Hermano Igo Krebs, Ph.D.
Richard Macko, M.D.
Marcia O'Malley, Ph.D.
Anindo Roy, Ph.D.

Marcia O'Malley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and
Director Mechatronics and HapticsInterfaces Laboratory
Rice University

Neville Hogan, Ph.D.
Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Brain
and Cognitive Sciences
Director, Newman Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hermano Igo Krebs, Ph.D.
Principal Research Scientist & Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

To partially cover the cost of the workshop, a registration fee
independent of the conference registration is needed. The rates are:
Registration/Regular/On-site Registration
Participants $225/$275
Student $115/$140

Please register for the workshop in advance at:
https://asme-dscd.papercept.net/registration/ __________________________________________________ ____________________
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research (CABRR)
National Rehabilitation Hospital
Room 1060
102 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
PHONE: 202-877-1892
FAX: 202-726-7521
EMAIL: joehidler@gmail.com
LAB: http://cabrr.cua.edu
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