Events

2016


 Published: 03.01.2016   Archived: 01.05.2016 

Smart, affordable Prosthetics

Time

08.03.2016

Presenter

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Duderstadt
Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, University Medical Center Göttingen

Location

Restaurant Graf Isang
Seestraße 37
37136 Seeburg
Germany

Aim
How can we create progress in the field of upper limb prosthetics? What should be the next innovations in the field? What are the current research questions, what are possible answers and approaches, and how could we translate these into clinical applications? The workshop aims to answer these questions by strengthening and creating international collaborations which will promote ideas exchange, dissemination of the recent research achievements, and exploration of new directions in technological transfer.

 

Description
The state-of-the-art upper limb prostheses are used in a Master-Slave configuration, i.e., the user generates the commands that are decoded by the controller and then translated into actions. Moreover, prosthetic research relies almost exclusively on decoding residual muscle activity in order to infer the user’s intentions (i.e., the myocontrol). On the other hand, state-of-the-art autonomous manipulation systems rely on rich multi-modal information sources to perceive and understand their environment and its context.

With technologies like inertial sensing, RGB-D cameras, wearable gadgets and 3D printing becoming readily available, affordable and miniaturized there is an increasing gap formed between the robotic and prosthetic research.  Therefore, with each day the robotic systems become more intelligent by using highly sophisticated sensor-fusion and machine learning algorithms, while the prostheses still remain within the framework of Master-Slave myoelectric control.

This workshop will try to bring the two worlds closer together by:

  • Transferring the experience from the autonomous robotics to dexterous, multi-articulated upper limb prosthetics.
  • Identifying novel methods and technologies and their potential for making the prosthetics smarter (e.g., computer vision, inertial sensing, smartphones, smartwatches, cloud-computing).
  • Presenting technologies and materials that could be used to decrease the costs and increase the availability of assistive devices in general.

 

Download PDF workshop program

 

Organization
The workshop is organized by Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Duderstadt and the Institute for Neurorehabilitation Systems, University Medical Center Göttingen within the framework of the EU-funded research project MYOSENS. It is structured as a single-day event that contains four sections:

  • Invited speakers’ presentations
  • Presentation and poster session of MYOSENS members
  • Open discussion between all participants
  • Closed, round-table, discussion between the invited speakers and the workshop organizers

 

In addition to this, a dinner for the invited speakers and the organizers will take place a night before the workshop as well as at the very end of it. Please note that the travel (economy class), accommodation, and dining expenses will be covered by the organizers for all invited speakers.


 Published: 02.01.2016   Archived: 01.05.2016 

Neurorehabilitation and Neural Plasticity Workshop

Time

10.03.2016

Presenter

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Duderstadt
Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, University Medical Center Göttingen

Location

Restaurant Graf Isang
Seestraße 37
37136 Seeburg
Germany

Aim
How can we create progress in the field of Neurorehabilitation? What could be the next innovations in the field? What are the current research questions, what are possible answers and approaches, and how could we translate these into future clinically valid solutions? The workshop aims to answer these questions by strengthening and creating international collaborations which will promote ideas exchange, dissemination of the recent research achievements, and exploration of new directions in technological transfer.


Description
Research surrounding the assessment and management of recovery after neural damage is a constantly evolving area that today requires the early convergence of clinical and technical perspectives.
The main objective of the neurorehabilitation and neural plasticity workshop is to provide a closer view to the technologically advanced approaches for neurorehabilitation of motor dysfunction with a main focus on Stroke.
The Workshop is meant to address the clinically practical applications based on innovative neuroprosthetic and robotic systems as well as other approaches e.g. functional electrical stimulation (FES).


Goals of the Workshop

  • Provide an overview of basic knowledge on neurorehabilitation processes fostered by neural plasticity
  • Provide specific details of new technologies in neurorehabilitation with a focus on stroke rehabilitation
  • Review different approaches to incorporate new technologies into clinical practice from different occupational and functional perspectives (e.g. clinically viable solutions transferable to home applications)

 

Download PDF workshop program


Organization
The workshop is organized by Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Duderstadt and the Institute for Neurorehabilitation Systems, University Medical Center Göttingen within the framework of the EU-funded research project MYOSENS.

It is structured as a single-day event that contains four sections:

  • Invited speakers’ presentations
  • Presentation and poster session of MYOSENS members
  • Open discussion between all participants
  • Closed, round-table, discussion between the invited speakers and the workshop organizers


In addition to this, a dinner for the invited speakers and the organizers will take place a night before the workshop as well as at the very end of it.

 
The workshop organizers:
Alessandro de Nunzio, Marko Markovic, Prof. Dario Farina, Bernhard Graimann     


 Published: 02.01.2016   Archived: 01.01.2017 

"Restoration of Sensory and Motor Function 2016" Symposium

Time

May 26-28th 2016

Presenter

Tobias Moser, Institute for Auditory Neuroscience, University Medical Center Göttingen
Dario Farina, Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, University Medical Center Göttingen

Location

University Medical Center Göttingen
Hall 552, near East Entrance
Robert-Koch-Str. 40
37075 Göttingen

The idea of this small size (we expect approximately 100 attendees) and highly interactive meeting is to exchange experience among researchers aiming to restore sensory and motor function. Speakers will cover molecular therapies such as virus-mediated regeneration of sensory cells and optogenetic restoration of vision and hearing as well as sensory and motor prosthetics.

The conference is organized by the Physics2Medicine consortium of the Göttingen cluster "Physics to Medicine (P2M)" and supported by several DFG-funded collaborative research activities and the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics and Molecular Biology "GGNB".

We encourage participation of young scientists who might contribute by short talks (selected from applications) or posters. Registration for short talks ends April 20th, 2016.

Speakers: Oskar Aszmann, Ernst Bamberg, Volker Busskamp, Max Ortiz Catalan, Ingeborg Hochmair, Sonja Kleinlogel, Dejan Popovic, Stanisa Raspopovic, Patrick Ruther, José Sahel, Hansjörg Scherberger, Hinrich Staecker, Malte Tiburcy.

A public discussion forum about sensoric protheses will be held on friday, 27 May 2016 at 7.15 pm at the "Pauliner Kirche" (Papendiek 14). The entrance for this event is free.

For further information, please contact: Patricia Räke-Kügler

Website: http://www.smf2016.uni-goettingen.de/


 Published: 02.01.2016   Archived: 01.07.2016 

Öffentliches Diskussionsforum „Sensorische Prothesen“

Time

27.05.2016, 19:15 Uhr

Presenter

Institut für Neurorehabilitationssysteme
Institut für Auditorische Neurowissenschaften

Location

Paulinerkirche
Papendiek 14
37073 Göttingen

In anschaulichen, deutschsprachigen Vorträgen beleuchten Experten, was technisch gegen den Verlust des Hör-, Seh- und Tastsinns unternommen werden kann. Im Anschluss findet eine Podiumsdiskussion statt. Besucher haben die Möglichkeit, den Experten Fragen zu stellen und einzelne Aspekte genauer zu hinterfragen.

 

Teilnehmer der Podiumsdiskussion:

Dr. Volker Busskamp, DFG-Forschungszentrum für Regenerative Therapien Dresden – Exzellenzcluster an der TU Dresden (CRTD)
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Bernhard Graimann, Strategic Technology Management, Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH
Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser, Institut für Auditorische Neurowissenschaften, UMG

Moderation: Dr. Meike Schweisfurth, Institut für Neurorehabilitationssysteme, UMG

Der Eintritt ist frei.

Webseite: http://www.auditory-neuroscience.uni-goettingen.de



Friday, the 27th of May 2016, we would like to invite all interested people to a information event on sensory prostheses.

The event is free and will take place in "Paulinerkirche" (Papendiek 14).

Three experts will highlight in descriptive, short German talks for lay people, what can be done to somehow restore the sense of hearing, seeing, and touching. After these talks, there will be a panel discussion, in which you can ask questions to the experts to get more information on certain aspects.

We are looking forward to meeting you there!

Best,

Dario Farina, Tobias Moser and Meike Schweisfurth 


 Published: 01.01.2016   Archived: 01.01.2017 

School and Symposium in Advanced Neurorehabilitation (SSNR2016)

Time

06 June - 10 June 2016

Presenter

Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, University Medical Center Göttingen
Neural Rehabilitation Group of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Location

Parador de Baiona
Monterreal, s/n
36300 Baiona Pontevedra
Spain

This year the Summer School of Neurorehabilitation and the DEMOVE Symposium come together!!!

SSNR2016 will provide in depth education on advanced procedures for neurorehabilitation of motor dysfunction, covering -at the basic and advanced levels- practical applications based on innovative neuroprosthetic systems, robotic interfaces and other combinational approaches. This year the Summer School of Neurorehabilitation and the Demove Symposium meet in an intense week to offer you exceptional opportunities to increase your skills and knowledge in the astonishing field of Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation.  


Programm

The Summer School will last the entire week (6-10 June) and will include sessions on neural computation, motor control, learning, plasticity, biomechanics, rehabilitation robotics, and neuroprosthetics. On Thursday the 9th of June and Friday the 10th of June, we will also host a Symposium that will be open for oral and poster contributions.

Confirmed Plenary speakers:

  • Prof. Thomas Sinkjaer, Aalborg University, Denmark (Symposium Keynote Speaker)
  • Prof. John Rothwell, University College London, UK (Symposium Keynote Speaker)
  • Prof. Dominique Durand, Case Western Reserve University, USA (Symposium Keynote Speaker)
  • Dr. Oskar C. Aszmann, Vienna University, Austria (Symposium Keynote Speaker)
  • Prof. José Principe. University of Florida, USA (School Plenary Speaker)
  • Prof. Zev Rymer. Northwestern University, USA(School Plenary Speaker)
  • Prof. Walter Paulus, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany (School Plenary Speaker)
  • Dr. Francesco Lacquaniti, Fondazione Santa Lucia – Rome, Italy (School Plenary Speaker)
  • Prof. David Lloyd, Griffith University – Brisbane, Australia (School Plenary Speaker)
  • Prof. Herman van der Kooij, University of Twente, The Netherlands (School Plenary Speaker)
  • Prof. Eric Perreault, Northwestern University, USA (School Plenary Speaker)
  • Prof. Etienne Burdet, Imperial College, UK (School Plenary Speaker)

Confirmed Workshops:

  • WS1 - Neural interfaces and Wearable robotics in rehabilitation: a clinical perspective (Jose L. Pons, CSIC)
  • WS2 - Muscle synergies: Looking into the CNS (Diego Torricelli, CSIC)
  • WS3 - Human neuromusculoskeletal modeling (Massimo Sartori, University Medical Center Göttingen, and Monica Reggiani, University of Padova)
  • WS4 - Brain Computer Interfaces: principles and applications in neurorehabilitation (Arnau Espinosa, Guger Technologies OG)
  • WS5 - Virtual Reality and Gaming in Rehabilitation (A. Gil-Agudo & Iris Dimbwadyo)
  • WS6 – DEMOVE Workshop on ‘Advanced EMG Processing for Man-Machine Interfacing in Neurorehabilitation’ (Silvia Muceli, Francesco Negro, Utku S. Yavuz, University Medical Center Göttingen)

Important Deadlines and Registration Fees

School registration:

The admission to the School will be decided upon a selection made by the Steering Committee and availability. Earlier registrations will be given priority.

Application: 15/3/2016

Notification: 1/4/2016

Payment: 1/5/2016

Fee: 1090 € (incl. School and Symposium, Half-board accommodation, Welcome Reception, Gala dinner and Social program)

Symposium registration:

The Symposium will take place on the 9th and 10th of June (2016). This Symposium is an integral part of the School, thus School applicants are encouraged to submit their contributions.

Submission: 15/3/2016

Notification:  1/4/2016

Final submission & payment: 1/5/2016

General fee: 450 € (incl. Symposium, Lunch, Gala dinner, Social program)

Students fee: 300 € (incl. Symposium, Lunch, Gala dinner, Social program)


For further and up-to-date information, please visit the conference website: http://www.ssnr2016.org

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Baiona (Spain) on June 2016!

Prof. D. Farina & Prof. José L. Pons

Co-Chairs SSNR2016