Rehabilitation Robotics Using Cerebellar Controller

On this week's Journal Club session, Mahsa Aliakbarzadeh will talk about her work in the talk entitled "Rehabilitation Robotics Using Cerebellar Controller".

Stroke is a major cause of disability in adults. More than 15 million strokes occur every year in the world, and more than 100,000 of these affect patients in the UK. Stroke patients often have an impaired ability to control their upper limbs and need assistance with every-day tasks. Relearning motor skills after stroke is like learning new motor skills, but a problem for stroke survivors is that their impaired movements often restrict the ability to use sensory feedback for re-learning. Rehabilitation robotics has shown promise to augment the rehabilitation process and to offer feedback on performance. However, the personalisation of the therapy to individual needs remains a major challenge to date. I will use a computational model of the cerebellum that is to optimise robotic rehabilitation for individual subjects. The cerebellum has been optimised throughout vertebrate evolution to become an adaptive controller of biological skeletomuscular structures that is unrivalled by any artificial adaptive motor control algorithm.

Date: 2023/12/15
Time: 14:00
Location: online

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