Robotics in Rehabilitation

Robotics in Rehabilitation


Chair of the committee: 

Giustini Alessandro
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Scientific Director of San Pancrazio Rehabilitation Hospital (Arco-Tn) .
Active member and  President  in National and  International organizations in PRM , producing  many scientific  researches,  papers  and books regarding  the main  fields of  interests : neurorehabilitation (stroke  and brain injury ) - innovative management  methodologies – new  tools for evaluation and treatments – efficacy/effectiveness regarding  clinical outcomes, community comprehensive network and financial sustainability – innovative  technologies,  robotics,  and telerehabilitation.


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Committee Aims: Offer the best scientific information to ESPRM Individual and National Members regarding evidences, criticisms and perspectives in clinical,management and ethical aspects to support needed role and tasks for Physical and Rehabilitation Specialists in Robotics applications. 

Committee Goals: Share informations about European Research Programmes, meet experts and researchers in these field ,developing education and clinical role  for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in this  field enriching  quality and effectiveness  in any use of  these devices. 

Committee Actions planned: Carry out  the European Robotic Rehabilitation Summer School

Committee Actions performed: Meetings   and  Scientific  Sessions  during  ESPRM 

Names of the members of the directory working in close cooperation with the head of the committee:

Daiana Popa,
Senior Consultant PRM in Rehabilitation Hospital Felix Spa, Romania
Specialist Registrar in Management and Public Health, PhD  
Complementary studies in Robotic Rehabilitation, Neuro-rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Health Services Management.
General Secretary of the Romanian Society of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Co - president of the Romania Society of Occupational Therapy.
Papers published in National and International Journals.
Clinical expertise in Robotic Rehabilitation for Neurological Conditions.

Daniel Zutter was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1963. He graduated in Human medicine at Basel University and became specialist in Internal Medicine and Neurology FMH (SwissMedicalAssociation). For over 15 years he is working in the field of Neurorehabilitation. After 5 year activity at the Neurological clinic University Hospital of Bern under Prof. C.W. Hess and Prof. C. Bassetti, he worked as senior physician in a center of epileptology and later in the Clinica Hildebrand centro di riabilitazione, Brissago. In 2008 he became clinical director of the Rehaclinic Zihlschlacht near Zürich, which is one of the major Rehabilitation Centers in Switzerland with over 100 beds and pure specialization in neurorehabilitation. With the foundation of the robotic movement center (RMC) he established the use of robotics in the daily use for neurological patients. His other focus areas are in the rehabilitation of patients with extrapyramidal disorders and patients with complex cognitive disorders. He is elected secretary of the Swiss Society of Neurorehabilitation. Dr. Zutter speaks fluently German, English, French and Italian.
Elena Ilieva,
Prof. Elena Ilieva, MD, PhD, Head of the Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine at the Medical University of Plovdiv and at “Sv. Georgi” University Hospital, Vice Dean of Medical Faculty. National consultant to the Ministry of Health. Member of the Educational Committee of ISPRM. Bulgarian Delegate to ESPRM and UEMS PRM Section and Board.
Member of Cochrane Rehabilitation Executive Committee.

Alvydas  Juocevicius,
Rehabilitation, Physical and Sport Medicine Center,
Medical Faculty
Vilnius University, Hospital Santariskiu Kliniko
Lithuania President of European Board of PRM