24 speakers from Portugal, Russia, South Korea and the USA presented their most recent case studies on using exoskeletons to rehabilitate patients with SCI, disseminated sclerosis, cerebral palsy and the effects of a stroke. They exchanged practical experience in working with patients during the acute phase, and early and late recovery periods. More than 300 medical specialists took part in the event.
Well-known international experts discussed the safety and effectiveness of training with an exoskeleton. They came up with very informative presentations of the results of successful ongoing and completed case studies. Miguel Pais-Vieira (Investigator at the Institute of Health Sciences, Portuguese Catholic University (Thertact-Exo consortium), Portugal), for example, talked about the use of exoskeletons, dynamic virtual reality with visual and auditory stimulation, as well as tactile and thermal stimulation, which can enhance the effect of neurological improvements.
Each guest was given a chance to see all ExoAtlet exoskeletons, as well as other innovative developments, in action. In the context of ExoRehab Spotlights 2019, the first ExoAtlet exoskeletons for children and adolescents (Bambini Mini & Midi) were also introduced for the first time at the event. All participants were given a unique chance to talk to the pilots, listen to their success stories and to find out about their preparations for the Cybathlon 2020 championship, which will see them face exciting races and challenging tasks.
17 speakers from the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea and the USA presented their most recent case studies on using exoskeletons to rehabilitate patients with SCI, disseminated sclerosis, cerebral palsy and the effects of a stroke. They exchanged practical experience in working with patients during the acute phase, and early and late recovery periods. For the first time in Russia, the interaction process between the neural interface and the ExoAtlet exoskeleton of the lower extremities was analysed by M. Lebedev, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at Duke University, and presented by Professor A. Ossadtchi. More than 250 medical specialists took part in the event.
Seven of ExoAtlet’s pilots with different medical conditions shared their life stories and successful results after exorehabilitation with ExoAtlet exoskeletons. They even demonstrated walking in the exoskeletons.
In 2017 the I International Symposium “ExoRehab Spotlights – Wearable Rehabilitation Robot” was held by ExoAtlet in South Korea.
8 speakers from Russia and South Korea presented their experience with exorehabilitation in medical centres in Russia and South Korea. More than 50 medical specialists took part in the event. It was the first productive exchange of information on the ongoing and joint projects in the field of exorehabilitation between the two countries.