How might patients with neurologic disorders benefit from innovative care concepts?
NeuroMobility: Highlight reports on the first stand and swing phase microprocessor-controlled orthosis C-Brace for individuals with lower limb paresis and the Exopulse Mollii Suit for patients living with spastic movement disorder.
More and more innovative aids for individuals living with neurological impairments are becoming available, which can be employed individually or in combination, depending on the patient's unique clinical indication.
We will devote this afternoon symposium to discuss the use of the first microprocessor-controlled stance and swing phase knee-ankle-foot orthosis during the early rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injury. We will further discuss first results of the latest version of the Exopulse Mollii Suit on individuals living with spastic movement disorder.
A case report of a patient using a combination of such devices shall also be presented.
Join in to experience clinical and research specialists share their perspectives.
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Prof. Dr. med. Dipl. oec Bernhard Greitemann
Klinik Münsterland am Reha Klinikum, Bad Rothenfelde (Germany)
Prof. Greitemann is Medical Director and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, Münsterland Rehabilitation Hospital, Bad Rothenfelde, since 1994 and started his career as physiotherapist. He holds a second university degree in health care economics at the University Chur/University of Applied Science Köln. He has been involved in the respective boards of the German Society of Ortopaedics and Ortopaedic Surgery, the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (President Germany) as well as the German Association for Rehabilitation. Since 2017, Prof. Greitemann has also been Deputy Chairman of the German Society for Interprofessional Aid Supply. The Physician is particularly scientifically commited in the field of rehabilitation sciences.
Dr. Andreas Hahn
Corporate Vice President Clinical Research and Services, Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH (Vienna, Austria)
Dr. Hahn serves as Corporate Vice President Clinical Research and Services for Otto Bock. He is responsible for the company’s global clinical research strategy and implementation. Trained as a physicist he received his PhD from Oxford University. He looks back to over 25 years in leading positions the medical device industry. Dr. Hahn`s received AOPA Thranhardt Lecture awards in 2014, 2019 and 2021 for investigations of the influence of mobility grade rating in the response of limited community ambulators to MPK`s and the utilization of health economic instruments in prosthetics.
Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD
Professor and Executive Director, Max Näder Center for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Research at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, (Chicago, USA)
Arun Jayaraman PT PhD is the Director, Max Näder Center for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Research at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). He is also the Executive Director of the Technology and Innovation Hub (tiHUB) at the AbilityLab. He is a Professor at the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences, and Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago. Dr. Jayaraman’s group is a clinical lab that develops and executes both investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored research in rehabilitation technologies, prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation robotics, neurotherapeutics, and other assistive and adaptive technologies to treat physical disability. The lab conducts all its outcomes research using advanced wearable patient monitoring wireless sensors and machine learning techniques in addition to the traditional outcome measures.
His team oversees over 35 projects including multiple grants funded NIH, DOD, NIDILRR, NSF, MJFox Foundation, Ryan Family Foundation etc.
Clinical Project Manager, Clinical Research & Services, Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA (Duderstadt, Germany)
Arne Schlausch is a Clinical Project Manager in the department of Clinical Research and Services of Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA in Duderstadt, Germany, since 2017. In his role he is responsible of the planning, conduction, and analysis of clinical studies to support the development and reimbursement of Ottobock products. From his background he is a sports scientist, having finished his Master studies in sports science at the Humboldt University in Berlin and his Bachelor studies in “Sport and Performance” at the German Sport University in Cologne focusing on biomechanics and movement analysis. In his spare time, he is a passionate handball youth coach and enjoys doing sports himself.