Rehabilitation Using Robots:

Past, Present, and Future


AIM 2021 Workshop on "Rehabilitation Using Robots: Past, Present, and Future"

Date: July 12, 2021 (Monday), 15:00 – 19:00 (Delft UTC+2) = July 12, 2021 (Monday), 6:00 - 10:00 (Los Angeles Time)

Venue: virtual, please register here to get the zoom link

About the Workshop

It has been several decades since the first use of an autonomous system (aka ‘robot’) for rehabilitation. In recent years, we have observed successful commercialization that brought prototypes from university laboratories to the market as a real product, but we also see some technical challenges still unresolved. In this half-day workshop, the organizers invited 6 experts from both academia and industry to discuss the past, present, and future of using robots in rehabilitation. There would be individual presentations as well as a discussion panel on how to further benefit society using rehabilitation robots.

List of Speakers

  • Duygun Erol Barkana (Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Yeditepe University, Turkey)

"Emotion Recognition in Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation of Elderly and Pediatric Patients"

  • Matteo Laffranchi (Rehab Technologies - INAIL-IIT lab, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)

"Healthcare robotics: challenges and opportunities"

  • Ryan Farris (Parker Hannifin, USA)

"The P-KAFO: Bringing Power to Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses"

  • Hao Su (Department of Mechanical Engineering, City University of New York, City College (CCNY), USA)

"Unleash the Tether: High Force Actuators for Portable And Efficient Soft Robots"

  • Tommaso Lenzi (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, USA)

"Moving Bionic Legs from the Lab to the Real World"

  • Shaoping Bai (Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University, Denmark)

"Wearable Mechatronics Designs that Enhance Performance of Exoskeletons"