Healthcare Innovation Technology Lab

The Healthcare Innovation Technology Lab focuses on the evaluation, development, and implementation of neurorehabilitation paradigms aimed at improving motor performance in patients with neurological disorders. These methods involve priming and augmented feedback techniques, which are critical for functional recovery after central nervous system (CNS) injury, and are combined with state-of-the-art rehabilitation technologies. The aforementioned rehabilitation modalities are also transferred to settings that use the latest telemedicine and tele-rehabilitation tools. To carry out its activities, the laboratory collaborates with other laboratories and departments within Institute, and with external Agencies and Universities.

    Activities

    Research activities conducted at the Laboratory include:

    • Promotion, conceptualization, development and clinical testing of virtual reality-based technological devices and robotic systems,
    • Study of the electrophysiological correlates of motor recovery;
    • Study of motor control and learning;
    • Study of functional recovery of the upper limb, balance and gait;
    • Application of priming techniques aimed at enhancing CNS plasticity;Development and application of telerehabilitation systems in order to provide services that ensure continuity of care for patients after their discharge, offering highly specialized motor treatments and speech therapy.
    TELEREHABILITATION

    Lab team

    Principal Investigator

    Pawel Kiper

    Pawel Kiper

    Physiotherapist

    Collaborators

    Blazej Cieslik

    Blazej Cieslik

    Post-doc Physiotherapist

    Luisa Cacciante

    Luisa Cacciante

    Speech therapist and PhD student

    Sara Federico

    Sara Federico

    Physiotherapist and PhD student

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