Dom, 2011-09-18 16:15


The HYPER Summer School 2011 will be held in Salamanca, Spain, Sept 18 - 23, 2011. The theme of the conference is "Emerging technologies for neurorehabilitation," and the main topics will be: 
- How can emerging technologies help in medicine? 
- Understanding rehabilitation robotics and its goals 

Hyper Summer School will also include three workshops to provide hands-on experience with brain machine interface, neural rehabilitation, motor control and modeling. The workshop should focus on one specific task or problem that needs to be solved during the workshop. The workshops defined are: 1) design and test a BCI system, 2) design and evaluate a FES system, and 3) Develop an upper limb model based on OpenSim and simulate it with Simulink. The students will work in groups of 4-5 students and prepare a presentation on their work.

More information: http://www.iai.csic.es/hyper/hss/index.html



The HYPER Project intends to represent a breakthrough in the research of neurorobotic (NR) and motor neuroprosthetic (MNP) devices in close cooperation with the human body, both for rehabilitation and functional compensation of motor disorders in activities of daily living. The project will focus its activities on new wearable NR-MNP systems that will combine biological and artificial structures in order to overcome the major limitations of current rehabilitation solutions for the particular case of Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA), Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

The main objectives of the project are to restore motor function in SCI patients through functional compensation and to promote motor control re-learning in patients suffering from CVA and CP by means of an integrated use of neurorobotics and neuroprosthetics.

The project will both functionally and clinically validate the concept of developing hybrid NR-MNP systems for rehabilitation and functional compensation of motor disorders, under the assist-as-needed paradigm. In the HYPER view, we assume that the improvement of physical rehabilitation therapies depends on achieving a more interrelated and transparent communication between the human system and the machines, and therefore, different levels of human neural activity are explored.