Upper limb robotic assisted rehabilitation for hemiparetic patients.

Prof Thierry LEJEUNEa

a Médecine Physique et Réadaptation. Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc

Responsibles of the Workshop : Thierry Lejeune, Maxime Gilliaux, Julien Sapin

General presentation:

Robotics is taking a greater space in the upper limb rehabilitation among brain injured patients. Indeed, robots allow to follow the current guidelines: task oriented movements, intense exercises, rich environment, assistance as needed and sensori-motor feedbacks. They can be associated with virtual reality and serious games to motivate the patients and optimize their therapeutic effects.

Prerequisite: none.

Learning Objective:

The workshop will present the two uses of the robots: assessment and rehabilitation. The robot and its human-machine interface allow a functional assessment of the patient. These data are then used to set the parameters of the rehabilitation exercises.

The participants will have the opportunity to try the robot themselves. Future perspectives will be discussed.

Material: Robot REAPLAN, video display

Method: Interactive workshop.

Audience: PMR doctors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Number of Participants: 40

Language: French.

Keywords : Robot, rehabilitation, upper limb, stroke