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Oct 8 2021

10/8 – Jose L Pons, Northwestern University

Biomedical Engineering Seminar

October 8, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


SEO 236


851 S. Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607, Chicago, IL 60612

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Seminar: Jose L Pons, PhD

Technological support to new physical rehabilitation paradigms: a wearables transition

Abstract: Wearable exoskeletal robotics and neuroprosthetics can play a role in rehabilitation and functional compensation in a number of neurological conditions, e.g. hemiplegia post stroke, paraplegia or quadriplegia post SCI, which lead to severe motor impairments. In addition to classical intensive training, these technologies can be used for assessment, to establish causality between motor intent and assistance and to effectively alter neuromechanics. We will illustrate a transition from hard rehabilitation robotics to implantable neuroprosthetics and show how they can be used to promote neuromechanical adaptations which are consistent with motor learning.


UIC Biomedical Engineering

Date posted

Oct 4, 2021

Date updated

Oct 4, 2021