Robot assisted rehabilitation
Within the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF, funded project inRehaRob a consortium of research institutions, industry and rehabilitation centers aim to develop a rehabilitation robot which facilitates individualized rehabilitation performed autonomously by the patient.
Robotic assistance for care givers
PfleKoRo aims to relieve the physical and temporal relief of the nursing staff when it comes to the care of those in need of heavy bed and heavy hospital care. For this purpose, a robotic system is to be designed that supports the care as needed, arranges trouble-free in the nursing activities and takes over physically demanding holding and relocation work. The challenge is to coordinate robotic assistance and human interaction and to consider the situation-dependent needs of caregivers and those in need of care. This challenge is met by an iterative development process carried out jointly by nurses, people in need of care and developers, at the end of which is the PfleKoRo system
Development and evaluation of orthoses
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF, funded project smartMove aims to develop a smart orthotic device to improve movement capacity of patients suffering from spasticity. This project is carried out in close collaboration with our project partners in Mexico. Furthermore, both movement analysis and surface electromyography are being used to provide evidence regarding the medical evaluation of orthoses.
Development of innovative modular prostheses
Also in close cooperation with Mexico, a novel upper limb prosthesis will be developed, which will be controlled by activation of the musculature. The special thing is that this prosthesis is specially adapted to the needs of the Mexican population.
Individualized, technically assisted rehabilitation at home
The success of the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal function is related to performance quality, the amount and the consistency of physiotherapeutic training. This implies that the exercises must be done extramurally. Simple and easy to use devices for autonomous, extramural rehabilitation are being developed which give guidance and control to the patients.