10.10.2022. Many research projects in the medical device field result in a device prototype at some point in the project with the intention of testing with end users, but when is a prototype ready for such testing? The short answer is that it needs to be safe both for the user and others that are around the device during testing.
08.08.2022 The concept of privacy by design requires that privacy should be taken into account during the entire lifetime of a project. From the early design stages to the operation of the system. This means that data protection measures are “baked in” the project and are not an “afterthought”.
24.06.2022. Designing a robotic exoskeleton for rehabilitating or assisting human motor functions is a big engineering challenge. Exoskeletons can support complex human movements by providing timely and precise assistive actions according to the user’s intention while preserving the natural movement biomechanics.
22.04.2022. A successful design of our ReHyb device has to meet the wishes and needs of the patients and adjunct stakeholders. That’s why we emphasize a user-centered approach within the ReHyb project. Being one of the clinical partners in the ReHyb project, Schoen Clinic Bad Aibling-Harthausen (SK) aims to provide the perspective from users and clinical stakeholders such as medical professionals (e.g. medical doctors, therapists), patients in the clinic and at home and their caregivers.
30.03.2022. The mechanisms by which focal brain lesions such as stroke affect brain areas away from the lesion, causing a wide loss of functional activity ranging from motor to cognitive function, are not completely understood and are still unresolved.
22.02.2022. Developing new interfaces for rehabilitation requires the exploration of different technology platforms and their potential benefit for the end-user and stakeholders involved in the rehabilitation. Under the ReHyb project, DTU has been investigating virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) as the technological medium to enable end users to conduct rehabilitation at home through serious games which provide a more enjoyable and engaging of format in comparison to conventional rehabilitation.
31.01.2022. ReHyb envisions a hybrid exoskeleton which assists users for supporting rehabilitation processes and for activities of daily living. The smart exoskeleton should understand the need of the user and then promote the movements most effective for the training for the “right amount”.
13.01.2022. The Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Centre, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of VALDUCE Hospital, has a long-time experience in the testing of innovative technologies for neuro-motor-cognitive rehabilitation. This is the result of a close interaction and sharing experience among the internal team of Physicians, Physiotherapists and Bioengineers and the technical teams of companies, universities and research institutions with which it cooperates.
10.11.2021. In a highly innovative project like ReHyb, it is important to manage novel outcomes and secure potential intellectual property (IP). To this end ReHyb has set up an IP Management Plan to systematically assess the knowledge created within the project. This work has already resulted in several outcomes being assessed, some of which have moved to a preparatory phase for patent applications.
21.09.2021. In the ReHyb project, the Human Robotics Group at ICL aims at modelling the hand neuromechanics of stroke patients and their internal states that are not directly observable. These models will then be used to inform the control algorithm of the hybrid prosthesis to provide a personalized and adaptive assistance during activities of daily living and rehabilitative training.