WP5 – Co-creation of robot-assisted rehabilitation treatment

On Thursday 11 October 2018 a meeting was organized in the Test Center for Complex Rehabilitation Technology at Adelante on the theme “Co-creation of robot-assisted rehabilitation treatment”, as part of work package T5 of the i2-CoRT project. Thirty therapists, technicians and researchers from various rehabilitation centers, hospitals, universities and university colleges from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany discussed guidelines, prerequisites and possibilities to use robotics to improve the arm-hand training of patients who suffered a stroke and to develop new therapies. Next to a number of presentations, the attendees, in small subgroups, discussed robot and training-related issues, ranging from essential requirements robotic devices in rehabilitation should have, to future developments in the area of robot-assisted training. Towards the end of the day, the results of these discussions were presented in 4-minute pitches, followed by a general group discussion. During the second half of the meeting the attendees were given the opportunity to work with a robot-arm, i.e. the so-called Haptic Master, to get an impression of how kinaestetics (i.e. the feeling of movement) can be (experimentally) manipulated using robotics. The photos below give an impression of the meeting .