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07-21-2010, 12:55 AM
Progress in Rehabilitation Research 2010 Preconference Symposium
Rehabilitation Robotics: Role in Neurological Recovery
Directors: George Wittenberg, MD, PhD, Hermano Igo Krebs, PhD
Place: Hilton Bonaventure, Montréal, QC, Canada
Time: 0830-1715, 20 October 2010

Robotics can revolutionize rehabilitation medicine by harnessing technologies to assist, enhance, and quantify recovery. Therapy robots are a new class of interactive clinical tools for evaluating patients and delivering meaningful therapy (e.g., via enabling video game performance.) Robotic and information technologies enable an overdue transformation of rehabilitation clinics from pre-industrial manual operations to technology-rich activities. The goals of the Symposium are to provide to the participants a broad overview of existing rehabilitation robots for the upper and lower extremity, to discuss technology limitations, design choices, and the latest clinical results. Ten speakers will cover topics in both upper and lower extremity applications, covering the gamut from technological development to results of multicenter clinical trials.

Registration: (http://www.acrm.org/annual_conference/index.cfm)