Rehabilitation Technology Laboratory
The Laboratory of Rehabilitation Technologies carries out research activities in the fields of voluntary motion behaviour in humans. In addition, it investigates and examines the contribution of rehabilitation technologies for functional recovery after lesion of the central nervous system (CNS), analyzing and studying the potential of new technologies in neurorehabilitation. For the performance of its activities, in addition to other research laboratories, the Laboratory of Rehabilitation Technologies collaborates with all the hospital services of the Department of Neurorehabilitation. In particular, clinical trials are carried out mainly in collaboration with the Neuromotor Rehabilitation Service.
Research activities conducted at the Rehabilitation Technologies Laboratory include:
- Study of the basic physiology of motor control in humans, in particular, voluntary muscle control by the CNS
- Study of motor learning after CNS injury
- Study of sensory reorganization mechanisms after CNS injury
- Identification of instrumental biomarkers (e.g. neuroimaging, electromyographic signal) of clinical characteristics and functional recovery in patients with neurological pathologies
- Development of new neurorehabilitative modalities based on innovative technologies (e.g. virtual reality, robotics)
- Validation of new methods in remote control at the patient’s home (neurological telerehabilitation).
Anna Maria Cortese
Doctor Physiatra and PhD student
Speech therapist and PhD student