The 2016 International Conference on Neurorehabilitation will bring together researchers and students from the fields of Clinical Rehabilitation, Applied Neurophysiology, and Biomedical Engineering to promote, feed and encourage this therapeutic global shift. Moreover, the conference will be held in parallel with the International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, which will bring together researchers and innovators from all around the world to discuss novel approaches, challenges and potential solutions in technologies for wearable robots, especially in the clinical field.


WS4. Experiences and advances in technologies for rehabilitation and functional compensation in Iberoamerica, with a focus on Wearable Robotics

(Prof. José M. Azorín, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain, Coordinator CYTED-REASISTE-NETWORK, Prof. José L. Pons, Neural Rehabilitation Group, Cajal Institute, Spanish National Research Council, Prof. Eduardo Caicedo B., University of the Valley, Colombia)

 In Latin America people with a neurological injury are a very disadvantaged group that has not devoted coordinated effort by clinical centres, research centres, universities and companies. This workshop is expected to be a large working forum to facilitate cooperation and exchange of knowledge among participants working in rehabilitation and assistance of persons with neurological injuries. Special attention is paid to Wearable Robotics. In the workshop the state of the art in Iberoamerica of rehabilitation and assistance of patients with neurological injuries will be revised as well as the potential clinical applications of novel technologies. Goals:
 Establish a broad forum working to enable and facilitate cooperation and exchange of knowledge between Latin American actors working in the field of rehabilitation and care of patients with neurological injury.




9:40– 9:50

Towards a Wearable Robot for Lower Limb Rehabilitation through Human Motion Intention.
Denis Delisle Rodriguez, Ana Cecilia Villa Parra, Alberto López-Delis, Anselmo Frizera Neto, Eduardo Rocon and Teodiano Bastos.

9:50– 10:05

Velocity dependent spasticity detection for Active Exoskeleton based therapies.
Rafael Mendoza, Rogelio Soto and Jose Luis Pons.

10:05– 10:20

Evaluating cognitive mechanisms during walking from EEG signals.
Eduardo Iáñez, Álvaro Costa, Andrés Úbeda, Enrique Hortal, Marisol Rodríguez-Ugarte and Jose M. Azorin.

10:20– 10:35

Effects of the use of functional electro-stimulation (FES) on the physiological cost, speed and capacity of gait after stroke.
Silvana Mercante, Edgardo Cersósimo, Carolina Letelier and Silvina Cacciavillani.

10:35– 10:50

Bioinspired Hip Exoskeleton for Enhanced Physical Interaction. Diego Casas, Marcela Gonzalez Rubio, Miguel Montoya, Wilson Sierra, Luis Rodriguez, Eduardo Rocon and Carlos A. Cifuentes

10:50– 11:05

Inclusive Approach for Developing a Robotic Vehicle for Disabled Children. H. Fernández, G. Mercado, V. González and F. Brunetti.

11:05– 11:30

Coffee Break
Hall 1

11:30– 11:45

Pseudo-online Multimodal Interface Based on Movement Prediction for Lower Limbs Rehabilitation
Thomaz Botelho, Douglas Soprani, Camila Rodrigues, Paula Rodrigues, Paula Schneider, Andre Ferreira and Anselmo Frizera.

11:45– 12:00

Comprehensive Environmental Intervention for Cerebral Palsy based on the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health.
Patricio Barria, Veronica Schiariti, Asterio Andrade, Antonia Bandera, Heriberto Henriquez and Andre Moris.

12:00– 12:15

Defining therapeutic scenarios using robots for children with Cerebral Palsy.
Jaime Alberto Buitrago and Eduardo Francisco Caicedo Bravo.

12:15 – 2:30

An approach to Phase Model for Steady State Visually Evoked Potentials.
Jaiber Evelio Cardona Aristizabal, Eduardo Caicedo, Wilfredo Alfonso, José Del R Millán and Ricardo Chavarriaga.

12:30– 12:45

Serious Game for Post-Stroke Upper Limb Rehabilitation.
Nicolas Jacobo Valencia Jimenez, Vivianne F Cardoso, Anselmo Frizera Neto and Teodiano Bastos.

12:45– 13:00

Wearable Robotic Walker for Gait Rehabilitation and Assistance in Patients with Cerebral Palsy. Carlos A. Cifuentes, Cristina Bayon, Sergio Lerma, Anselmo Frizera, Luis Rodriguez and Eduardo Rocon.

13:00– 15:00

Lunch Break
Floor 0

15:00– 15:20

Experiences in Development and Application of Simplified Technologies for Rehabilitation and Gait Analisys.
Fernando Salvucci, Ricardo Garbayo, Carolina Fernández Biscay and Rafael Kohanoff.

15:20 – 15.40

Quasi-static tests on a low cost polymer optical fiber curvature sensor.
Arnaldo G. Leal Junior, Lucas G. Webster, Anselmo Frizera-Neto and Maria José Pontes.

15:40 – 16:60

Proposal for clinical validation of lower limb robotic exoskeleton in patients with incomplete spinal cord injury.
Soraya Perez Nombela, Antonio J. Del-Ama, Angel Gil-Agudo, Mónica Alcobendas-Maestro, Fernando López-Díaz, Jesús Benito-Penalva, José L. Pons and Juan C. Moreno.

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee Break
Hall 1

10:20 – 10:40

IBERDISCAP 2017, Presentation.
José Luis Pons, Luis E. Rodriguez Cheu

10:40 – 11:00

Tribute to Doctor Ramón Ceres.
Recognition Act to former members of the Board of AITADIS
José Luis Pons