Wearable Sensors and Wearable Robots in Rehabilitation Medicine

20 Jun
Wyss Institute Seminars
Paolo Bonato, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, HMS, Wyss Institute
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
60 Oxford Street, room 330

Wearable sensors and wearable robots have played an important but independent role in rehabilitation medicine. Over the past few years, we have witnessed the convergence of these two research areas toward the development of wearable technologies aimed to improve the ability of individuals with motor and cognitive impairments to live independently. Dr. Paolo Bonato will discuss the relevance of wearable sensors and provide examples of application of this technology in the field of rehabilitation medicine. A recently developed platform aimed to enable remote monitoring of patients with mobility-limiting conditions will be described and its potential use to monitor individuals using robotic technology in the home and community settings will be discussed.

Rob Wood