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akoenig44
04-05-2011, 02:35 AM
Dear colleagues,

we would like to invite you to participate in the following workshop:

WORKSHOP TITLE: Physiological Principles of Locomotion required for Robot Design
LOCATION: International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) 2011, Zurich, Switzerland
DATE: July 1st 2011
MORE INFORMATION: http://perso.uclouvain.be/renaud.ronsse/icorr2011/workshop_Dietz_et_al.htm

ABSTRACT
This workshop aims at transferring physiological knowledge on the principles underlying neuro-plasticity after CNS damage in animals and humans to the efficient design of rehabilitation robotics and prosthetics. We will describe experiments in which neuroscientific knowledge has already been transferred into pre-clinical and clinical robots, and will provide neuroscience-based guidelines to design novel gait rehabilitation robots and prostheses. Collectively, the presented results will define a conceptual and practical framework to elaborate novel robotic systems that have the potential to further enhance the efficacy of robotically assisted neuro-rehabilitation to improve function after neurological impairments. A point of discussion will be the combination of the advantages from both sensory feedback and feed-forward controllers in rehabilitation robotics and prosthetics designs, as established by control theory principles.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
- Volker Dietz, University of Zurich
- Gregoire Courtine, University of Zurich
- Alexander Koenig, ETH Zurich
- Rüdiger Rupp, Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
- Hartmut Geyer, Carnegie Mellon University
- Erin Vasudevan, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
- Jacques Duysens, KULeuven
- Renaud Ronsse, UCLouvain
- Jonas Buchli, Italian Inst. of Technology

INTENDED AUDIENCE
Engineers, neuroscientists and therapists that develop lower limb rehabilitation robots, but are not fully aware of the neuroscientific research in the field of neurorehabilitation that should drive the development of effective rehabilitation robots.


Best regards,

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Alexander König
Sensory-Motor Systems Lab
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ETH Zurich
Department of Mechanical & Process Engineering
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems
koenig@mavt.ethz.ch
http://www.sms.mavt.ethz.ch
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University Hospital Balgrist, SCI Center
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