Technically Assisted Rehabilitation (TAR) 2009

2nd Conference on March 18-19, 2009 in Berlin
Produktionstechnisches Zenrum Berlin (PTZ)

March 18, 2009




Opening: Technically Assisted Rehabilitation

Marc Kraft
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Johann Köppel
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Jörg Krüger
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Keynote Neuroprosthetics/AAL

Maria Chiara Carrozza
Scuola SuperioreSant'Anna (SSSA), Italy

Session 1: Musculoskeletal system: Prosthetics 1
Chair: Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Fraunhofer Institut für Biomedizinische Technik, Germany


Towards Multi-movement Hand Prostheses: Combining Adaptive Classification with Heigh Precisition Sockets

Alexander Boschmann
Universität Paderborn, Germany


Bionic hand prosthesis on basis of a myogen controlled intelligent implant

Klaus-Peter Hoffmann
Fraunhofer IBMT, Germany


Targeted Muscle Reinnervation for Prosthesis Control

Gernot Kvas
Otto Bock Healthcare Product GmbH, Austria


Coffee Break

Session 2:
Chair: Marcus Kraft, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


A survey of dangerous situations in daily living of lower limb amputees and risk management for bone anchored percutaneous exoprostheses

Sebastian Bunke
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Comparative biomechanical analysis of current microprocessor controlled prosthetic knee joints

Malte Bellmann
Otto Bock Healthcare Product GmbH, Germany


Complementary Limb Motion Estimation as a Method to Control Intelligent Knee Prostheses

Heike Vallery
ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Helix3D Hip Joint System - Innovation at it's Best

Andreas Samson
Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH, Germany


Lunch Break


Guided Poster Session

Session 3:
Chair: Siegmar Blumentritt, Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH, Germany


Development of validated testing procedures for knee braces

David Hochmann
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Newly Feedback Hip Orthosis with an Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Device

Tobias Lindner
Orthopädische Klinik Universität Rostock, Germany


Orthotic Devices to Help People with Paraplegia to Sit and Stand Up

K. Kurien Issac
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India


OrthoJacket - An active FES-hybrid orthosis for the paralyzed upper extremity

Ruediger Rupp
Orthopaedic University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany


Upper limb movement strategies in the rehabilitation of quadriplegics

Alberto Cliquet Jr.
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


A Powered Elbow Orthosis for orthopaedic rehabilitation: simulations and preliminary tests

Innes Vanderniepen
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


Coffee Break

Session 4:
Chair: Thomas Stieglitz, University of Freiburg IMTEK


Optical signal and energy transmission for an middle ear implant

Ernst Dalhoff
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Germany


Development of osseo-integrated biphasic middle ear prosthesis for better long term success in middle ear reconstruction

Th. Beleites/Anne Kluge
HNO-Klinik Dresden, Germany


Vestibular prosthetics in stance and gait disorders and in the elderly prone to falls

Arne Ernst
Universitätsklinikum Berlin, Germany


German Artificial Sphincter System "GASS"

Stefan Schwarzbach
DLR Weßling, Germany


Get-together (Berlin Medical Historical Museum of the Charité)

March 19, 2009




Reharobotics Keynote: Robot-Assisted Motivating Rehabilitation: A strategy for robotic therapy after stroke for the clinic, at home, and in the community.

Michelle Johnson
Medical College of Wisconsin, USA

Session 5: Telerehabilitation and Ambient assisted living
Chair: Hartmut Strese, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik, Berlin


Using RFID Technology to Make Public Transportation Accessible for Blind and Low Vision Persons

Cornelia Vogel
Helmut-Schmidt Universität Hamburg, Germany


Introducing an intelligent user-tailored rehabilitation system for patients in their home and work environment

Fabian Kohler
RWTH Aachen, University, Germany


iWalker - An Intelligent Walker providing Services for the Elderly

Bernd Gersdorf
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, Germany


New Technology Supporting Rehabilitation at Home

Tuula Petäkoski-Hult
Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland


The emotional village: a modern seamless integrative community concept of social services and novel nanosensoric biofeedback systems for self care, prevention, social services and assistance

Kerstin Wessig
Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany


Coffee Break

Session 6:
Chair: Robert Riener, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Sensor and control architecture for multimodal biofeedback for an electromechanical gait rehabilitation device

Sami Hussein
Technische Universität Berlin/Fraunhofer IPK, Germany


Motion Therapy Devices based on Rotary Soft Fluidic Actuators - Concept and Prototyping

Oleg Ivlev
FWBI Research Company, Germany


Functional magnet stimulation for motoric rehabilitation of patients with cental paresis

J. Szecsi
Neurologische Klinik Universität München, Germany


First clinical investigation with the WalkTrainer-The WalkTrainer™ offers both pelvis and leg actuation while an active bodyweight unloading system guaranties safe and progressive overground training

Yves Allemand
FSC - Fondation Suisse pour les Cyber thèses, Switzerland


MotionTherapy@Home - a novel device for automated home locomotion therapy

Markus Knestel
Institute of Measurement University Ulm, Germany


Guided Poster Session


Lunch Break

Session 7: Neurorehabilitation 2
Chair: Henning Schmidt, Fraunhofer Institute (IPK), Germany


Ergometer system with electrical stimulation for training of lower limb motor coordination in stroke patients

Thomas Schauer
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Layout for a Magnetic Resonance Compatible Stepper (MARCOS) for fMRI Investigation of Gait

Christoph Hollnagel
ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Wheelchair Home Trainer for FES-Cycling

Christoph Makovec
Vienna University of Technology, Austria


A randomised clinical study to evaluate the employment of FES cycling in the rehabilitation of post acutestroke patients: preliminary results

Emilia Ambrossini
Bioengineering Department, Politecnico di Milano,Italy


Case study of the remarkable improvement of a young Traumatic Brain Injury patient using Functional Electrical Stimulation for Upper Limb following Cranioplasty surgery

Eitan Raveh
Chemitec advanced medical Solutions, Israel


Coffee Break

Session 8: Neurorehabilitation 3
Chair: Stefan Hesse, Medica Park Berlin Klinikum Humboldt-Mühle, Germany


The Human in the Loop: Biomechanical and Psycho-Physiological Subject-Integration in Robot-Aided Neurorehabilitation

Robert Riener
ETH Zurich, Switzerland


End-effector based method for robot-aided rehabilitation of upper extremities

Nikica Popovic
RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Trajectory Planning in ADL Tasks for an Exoskeletal Arm Rehabilitation Robot

Marco Guidali
ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Advanced handfunction training and evaluation

Barbara Moser
Tyromotion GmbH, Graz, Austria


Determination of Standard Values using Outcomes of the Inertial Sensor Gait Analysis System RehaWatch

Ralf Kauert
Hasomed GmbH, Germany


AAL-Joint Programme

Hartmut Strese
NCP Germany, VDI/VDE-IT, Berlin, Germany


End of conference

Parallel: Poster Session

Design of new prosthetic feet: the importance of understanding able-bodied ankle behavior

Rino Versluys
Vrije Universiteit, Brüssel

Controlling physiology during robot automated treadmill training

Alexander König
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Hello, how are you? The Doc in the Box.

Kerstin Wessig
EFH Darmstadt, Germany

Towards the Automatic Evaluation of Dysarthric Speech

Andreas Maier
Universität Erlangen, Germany

World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO-ICF) provides advanced system for improvement of rehabilitation research and clinical practice

Ana Bobinac-Georgievski
Hamad Medical Corporation Doha, Qatar

Control Strategy for Efficient Motion Rehabilitation

Petko Kiriazov
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

A Pilot fMRI Study with an fMRI-Compatible Robotic Interface

Yu Ningbo
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Music-supported training in the rehabilitation of motor functions after stroke

Sarah Büttner
Institute Applied Neurosciences, Germany

Gravity compensation during repetitive and maximal reach after stroke

Gerdienke Prange
Roessingh Research&Development, Enschede, Netherland

Effect of different types of augmented feedback in stroke rehabilitation training: a systematic review

Birgit Molier
Roessingh Research&Development, Enschede, Netherland

Gait triggered orthotic stance control knee for rehabilitation of patients with muscular disorders

Alexander von Ascheberg
Otto Bock Healthcare, Germany

Clinical Evaluation of Wii Sports Centric Games & Controllers for Personal Rehabilitation

Michael John / Beate Seewald
FhG FIRST, Rehazentrum, Lübben, Germany

Online Word Prediction to Support Slow Typists

Christian Bühler
Forschungsinstitut Technologie und Behinderung der Evangelischen Stiftung Volmarstein, Wetter, Germany

Effect of different training modes on ground reaction forces during robot

Sami Hussein
Technische Universität Berlin/Fraunhofer IPK, Germany