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    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 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: 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: __________________________________________________ ____________________
    JOE HIDLER , Ph.D.
    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
    __________________________________________________ ____________________