New sessions added to RESNA 2013


New sessions added to RESNA 2013

Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Category: Conference News

Two additional workshop sessions have been added to the RESNA 2013 conference, taking place in Bellevue, WA from June 21 – June 24. 

Neurotherapeutic Robotic Interventions

Special Session #3 - Sunday, June 23 at 2:30pm

James Patton, PhD, Arun Jayaraman PT, PhD, Yasin Dhaher, PhD, David Brown, PT, PhD, Heike Vallery, PhD, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center - Machines Assisting Recovery from Stroke and Spinal Injury (MARS) and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Level: All Levels   Topic Area: ROB

The MARS National Center works toward the future of effective robotics technology for rehabilitation, spanning the range of applications from therapy to assistance after neural injury. Recent work is piloting new applications in spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and aging, which are suitable to the maturing fields of technology-assisted neurorehabilitation. The broad objective is to progress the intelligent use of robotic devices for therapy and/or assistance. The presenters will briefly present the work from six of the MARS projects, and also speculate on the future of this growing field.

Teleton Foundation Mexico Coming to the US in 2014

Special Session #4 - Monday, June 24 at 10:30am

Ricardo Guzman Hefferan, Teleton Foundation

Level: All Levels   Topic Area: OTH

Teleton Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Mexico that works with children with disabilities including those with cancer and autism. Over the past 16 years, the Teleton Foundation has built 20 Rehabilitation Centers (CRITs) all around the country. CRIT is the largest private rehabilitation center in the world.  Seventeen of the centers are accredited by CARF and have received the National Health Council Certification. This session will provide information about the CRITs and their expansion to the US beginning in 2014.

About RESNA 2013

Designed by and for professionals passionate about the use of assistive technology to improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities, the annual RESNA conference features over 40 educational sessions, a dedicated student track, scientific platform and poster sessions, a student design competition and scientific paper competition, a developer's forum, and an exhibit hall open to the public. RESNA 2013 is June 21-24 in Bellevue, WA.  One day of the conference overlaps with ICORR 2013, the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics.  

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