The use of advanced technology in neurorehabilitation with focus on robotics will be explained. Market push vs. market pull will be reviewed, and the advantages as well limitations of advanced therapy principles will be addressed. Finally, the future of rehabilitation robotics will be discussed. Learning outcomes include: know about the use of state-of-the-art technology in neurorehabilitation; understand the benefits and limitations of advanced technology; know future trends of rehabilitation robotics. About the instructor: Stefan Bircher, Ph.D., is the Executive Vice President of Hocoma Inc., Norwell, MA, USA, which is the US subsidiary of Hocoma AG, a Swiss-based company known as the world leader in advanced rehabilitation technology. Hocoma's therapy solutions are applied successfully in renowned clinics and research institutes worldwide in the field of rehabilitation medicine. Stefan has a Ph.D. in Physiology and Rehabilitation Sciences from the German Sports University, Cologne, Germany. As former Deputy Head of the clinical sports therapy department at the Rehabilitation Center Valens (Switzerland) and his research activities at the Swiss Paraplegic Center Nottwil and the Health Sciences Division at the University of South Australia he acquired a broad experience in various healthcare related areas. He joined Hocoma seven years ago as Head of Clinical Applications and Product Manager and relocated in 2010 to the greater Boston, MA, USA, area to run Hocoma's US subsidiary.
The use of advanced technology in neurorehabilitation with focus on robotics... explained.