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Scientific Conference of Friday Noon - Paolo Bonato

A Precision Rehabilitation Approach to Predicting and Improving the Responsiveness of Neurological Patients to Robot-Assisted Motor Training

Friday 21 January 2022 from 12:00 at 13:00


  • Paolo Bonato, PhD
    • Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
    • Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University
    • Institute of Health Professions, Massachusetts General Hospital
    • College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University

In this talk, we will review the use of robotics in rehabilitation with a focus on retraining motor function in patients with neurological conditions ranging from stroke to cerebral palsy. We will argue that the prediction of patients’ response to robot-assisted motor training should account for the mechanisms underlying the short-term and long-term response of each individual patient to the forces generated by the robot. We will demonstrate how modeling the human-machine mechanical interaction and studying changes in muscle synergies in response to the forces generated by the robot could shed light on the ability of individual patients to display a positive response to the rehabilitation intervention.

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