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Telerehabilitation: proposed platforms, and the roadmap of technology enabled solutions to the market

June 18th, @ 14:00-19:00 CET
Telerehabilitation: proposed platforms, and the roadmap of technology enabled solution to the market

The workshop will address the design, development and use of the IT – based solutions for telerehabilitation in various diseases.  The workshop will address major issues which are driven by the experience gained during the HOLOBALANCE project implementation.  HOLOBALANCE focuses on balance telerehabilitation.

In fact, there is growing interest in telerehabilitation of balance and movement disorders. Several systems have been developed and some of them are in commercial use.  Those systems combine different elements from IoT, VR/AR, to artificial intelligence, holograms, etc.  All those systems can be provided to the patients, but face some problems in their use, which come from regulatory obstacles, safety issues, liability, etc.  The workshop will include presentations in all the above topics and will finally conclude with a white paper targeting the adoption of such rehabilitation/coaching systems by the healthcare systems and use by the patients.


14:00-14:10   / Introduction-Welcome
  • Dimitrios Fotiadis
    HOLOBALANCE project Coordinator Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ioannina / FORTH Head of the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems Editor in Chief IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Rapporteur
    Mary Roumpi Senior Researcher at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina / Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems
14:10-14:15   / Welcome
  • Christoph Klein
    European Commission/ Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT) Dr. rer. nat.

SESSION 1: Age-related conditions and the importance of self-management
Chair: Athanasios Bibas,
Professor and Consultant Surgeon in Otolaryngology at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

14:15-14:20  / Introduction of speakers

14:20-14:35  / Presentation 1: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Doris-Eva Bamiou, Professor in Neuroaudiology Honorary Consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine MSc in Otology & Audiology (UCL) Course CoDirector, UCL Ear Institute London, United Kingdom

14.35-14.50    / Presentation 2: Other peripheral vestibular disorders (vestibular migraine, Ménière disease, vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, post-traumatic vestibular disorders, acoustic neuroma)

Doris-Eva Bamiou Professor in Neuroaudiology Honorary Consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine MSc in Otology & Audiology (UCL) Course Co-Director, UCL Ear Institute London, United Kingdom

14.50-15.05   / Presentation 3: Neurodegenerative disorders (focusing on Parkinson’s)

Angelo Antonini, Professor of Neurology University of Padova, Italy

15.05-15.20  / Presentation 4: Other central vestibular deficits (cerebrovascular disorders, cerebellar disease, migraine) and stroke

Christoph Maurer, Professor of Neurology Scientific director ZGGF Freiburg, Germany

15.20-15.40   / Panel Discussion

SESSION 2:Telerehabilitation systems
Chair Frank Steinicke, Professor for Human-Computer Interaction at the Department of Informatics at the University of Hamburg, Germany

15:40-15:45   / Introduction of Speakers

15:45-16:00   / Presentation 1: Real-world gait analysis for remote monitoring of rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease

Martin Ullrich, Machine Learning and Data Analytics Lab Department Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering (AIBE), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany

16:00-16:15    / Presentation 2: Clinical engagement in co-design and validation in the neurological pilots of the vCARE project

Massimo Caprino, Chief Innovation Officer Casa di Cura del Policlinico Milano, Italy

16:15-16:30   / Presentation 3: Virtual reality for rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease

Jeffrey M Hausdorff, Professor at Tel Aviv University, Director at Center for the Study of Movement Cognition, and Mobility, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel

16:30-16:45  Presentation 4: HOLOBALANCE project

Marousa Pavlou, Senior lecturer in the Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences London, United Kingdom

16:45-17:00    / Presentation 5: Using Exergaming for Neurorehabilitation: Current technologies and Experiences

David Fried, Chief Executive Officer Evolv Rehabilitation Technologies, London, United Kingdom

17:00-17:20   /  Panel Discussion

SESSION 3: The (complex) path to regulation
Chair Duccio Schiavon, Chief Innovation Officer Quantitas srl, Padova, Italy

17:20-17:25    / Introduction of Speakers

17:25-17:40   /  Presentation 1:  Adoption (of telerehabilitation solutions) within the national health systems: the case of UK

Denis Duignan, Head of Digital Transformation and Technology, South London Health Innovation Network, London, United Kingdom

17:40-17:55   /  Presentation 2: Clinical Verification, Validation and Evaluation towards the MDR Landscape

Aikaterini Zisaki, Head of The Division of QMS and Regulatory Affairs of PKNM Solutions Sárl, Switzerland

17:55- 18:10    / Presentation 3: Regulating systems including Artificial Intelligence components

Pasquale Annicchino, Senior Researcher UDGA/Archimede Solutions Geneva, Switzerland

18:10-18:25   / Presentation 4: Balancing smart connectivity and personal care: the interesting intersection of new technology and data managing

Dott. Gianluca Pavone, Legal Counsel at Qubit Law Firm,  Bologna, Italy

18:25-18:45   / Panel Discussion

18:45-19:00   / Conclusions