Technology and end-users in upper limb rehabilitation: how to bridge the gap.

Activity: Talk and presentationProfessional or public presentationProfessional


Prof. Corry van der Sluis MD PhD – Rehabilitation physician, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (UMCG)

The usage of technological advancements by the end-user is challenging. Only if technology provides more advantages than disadvantages to the end-user, the technology will indeed be used. We investigated the use of a non-actuated robotic device to improve the upper limb function of stroke survivors, who trained in their home situation. Furthermore, we analyzed the (cost)effectiveness of multi-grip prosthesis hands in comparison to mono-grip prosthesis hands. In both research projects the technological advancements did not or only partially live up to their promises, which has implications for the end-user and for the designers/engineers. In this presentation the pros and cons of this new technology will be revealed in the light of bridging the gap between the technology and the end-user.

Teaser: Technological advancements do not always live up to their promises.
Event titleHTRIC Innovation Booster: Rehabilitation
Event typeSeminar
LocationGroningen, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational