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RehabNet proposes to develop a novel rehabilitation paradigm, based on low cost technology that can
deliver motor rehabilitation for ALL patients, ANYWHERE they are.
This will be achieved following 2 main research objectives: To develop a novel upper-limb rehabilitation system that allows us not only to effectively train motor function , but to monitor and to collect extensive synchronized brain activity and behavioral data on patient performance during the recovery process. This unique system will provide us extremely valuable data that will allow us to propose a generalization of it to a neurofeedback paradigm that can eventually be used by all stroke patients, either at home or in the clinic.
RehabNet is a highly interdisciplinary project that addresses several research areas including: A) clinical research; B) robotics, C) Human Computer Interaction (HCI); and D) neurofeedback and neuroscience.
The RehabNet collaborators are the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (PT), the Madeiran Public Health System - SESARAM (PT), Myomo Inc. (USA) and the Quality of Life Technologies Center of Carnegi Mellon University (USA).
News & Publications
25-02-2016: Today Thanos presented "Usability and Cost-effectiveness in Brain-Computer Interaction: Is it User Throughput or Technology Related?" at the 7th Augmented Human International Conference, in Geneva.
08-02-2016: Thanks to André we now can provide you with a custom arduino-based vibrotactile module for our recently released Open BCI-VR system: http://neurorehabilitation.m-iti.org/bci/neurow/vibrotactile-module/
26-01-2016: This week Ana Lúcia will be presenting the following paper at the 11th Congresso Nacional Psicologia da Saúde in Lisbon:Faria, A. L., Pinho, M., & Bermudez i Badia, S. (2016). Do papel-e-lápis à realidade virtual: uma nova abordagem para reabilitação cognitiva personalizada. Find more here: http://11cnps.iscte-iul.pt/
16-03-2015: We got two publications accepted at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation!!
18-01-2016: We have exciting news! Thanks to Simone Timi and Francesco Semprebon, we have now a community driven italian translation of the "NeuroRehabLab Task Generator"! Visit at: http://neurorehabilitation.m-iti.org/TaskGenerator
11-01-2016: Thanks to Thanos, we can now provide you NeuRow! NeuRow is a low-cost Immersive VR Environment for Motor-Imagery training with the use of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs). NeuRow is available for PC, Android OS and also with web browser support through the use of Reh@Panel, a midleware between interfaces and VR. Learn more at http://neurorehabilitation.m-iti.org/bci/
24-11-2015: Mónica Da Silva Cameirão was yesterday at the "Madeira Viva" TV show talking about the research we do at the NeuroRehabLab in the context of the "Science and Technology week" that is being celebrated from the 23rd to 29th of November.
24-11-2015: Great adherence to this first edition. All seats of the Games 4 Health Madeira Workshop are sold out! We are looking forward to making cool games for health with all of you on Friday (https://www.facebook.com/Games4HealthMadeira/)
26-10-2015: This next 29th of October, is the World Stroke Day. Ana Lúcia Faria and Sergi Bermúdez will be speaking about the NeuroRehabLab work in the symposium organized by the Escola Superior de Saúde (UMa), and supported by IASAÚDE,IP-RAM, SESARAM, EPE and City of Funchal, at Colégio dos Jesuítas, Universidade da Madeira.
19-10-2015: The RehabNet project is being tested in Murtosa (CMM) and was shown at Porto Canal on the 10/10/2015, in "Mentes que Brilham" science program.
10-10-2015: Today, Ana Lúcia Faria, presented her work at the "Simposio Internacional de Neuropsicologia e Reabilitação" in Porto and won the Best Communication prize.
02-10-2015: Ana Lúcia presented this week our work "Development and evaluation of a web-based cognitive task generator for personalized cognitive training: a proof of concept study with stroke patients" at the REHAB 2015: 3rd Workshop on ICTs for improving Patients Research Techniques.
29-08-2015: Next Monday, Thanos will be presenting the NeuroRehabLab work on BCI at the 2015 International Conference on Brain Informatics & Health (BIH'15), one of the top class conferences in Brain Informatics: "Optimizing Performance of Non-Expert Users in Brain-Computer Interaction by Means of an Adaptive Performance Engine." A Ferreira, A Vourvopoulos, S Bermúdez i Badia. Brain Informatics and Health, 202-211
12-05-2014: Find out more about our work in the latest CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation Magazine 6(2) dedicated to the combination of Virtual Reality and brain imaging technologies.
30-03-2014: We are going to be with two papers at Rehab2014 - PervasiveHealth'14 - the 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 20-23 May 2014, Oldenburg, Germany.
01-09-2013: A new publication: "RehabNet: A Distributed Architecture for Motor and Cognitive Neuro-Rehabilitation".
29-03-2013: A new publication on using a hybrid BCI-VR system for motor rehabilitation
14-10-2012: We finally have a website for the RehabNet project!!
A Vourvopoulos, A Ferreira, S Bermúdez i Badia. NeuRow: An Immersive VR Environment for Motor-Imagery Training with the Use of Brain-Computer Interfaces and Vibrotactile Feedback. PhyCS 2016 - 3rd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems, July 2016, Lisboa, Portugal. (in press).
Athanasios Vourvopoulos, S Bermúdez i Badia. Usability and Cost-effectiveness in Brain-Computer Interaction: Is it User Throughput or Technology Related? AH '16 Proceedings of the 7th Augmented Human International Conference 2016, Article No. 19, February 25 & 26, Geneva, Switzerland.
AL Faria, MS Pinho, S Bermúdez i Badia. Do papel-e-lápis à realidade virtual: uma nova abordagem para reabilitação cognitiva personalizada. 11º Congresso Nacional de Psicologia da Saúde, 26 - 29 January 2016, ISCTE-IUL Lisboa, Portugal.
AL Faria, S Bermúdez i Badia. Development and evaluation of a web-based cognitive task generator for personalized cognitive training: a proof of concept study with stroke patients. REHAB 2015: 3rd Workshop on ICTs for improving Patients Research Techniques, Lisbon, 1-2 October 2015.
J. Alves, A. Vourvopoulos, A. Bernardino, S. Bermúdez i Badia. Eye Gaze Correlates of Motor Impairment in VR Observation of Motor Actions, Methods in Information Medicine.
D Neves, A Vourvopoulos, M Cameirão, S Bermúdez i Badia. Personalization of Assistance and Knowledge of Performance Feedback on a Hybrid Mobile and Myo-electric Robotic System for Motor Rehabilitation after Stroke. In Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), pp 91-103, Springer, 18 November 2015.
S Bermúdez i Badia, G G Fluet, R Llorens, and J E Deutsch. Virtual Reality for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Post-Stroke: Design Principles and Evidence. In Neurorehabilitation Technology, second edition, Reinkensmeyer, David J., Dietz, Volker (Eds.), Springer (in press)
A Ferreira, A Vourvopoulos, S Bermúdez i Badia. Optimizing Performance of Non-Expert Users in Brain-Computer Interaction by Means of an Adaptive Performance Engine. International Conference on Brain & Health Informatics (BIH'15), pp 202-211, London, UK, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2015.
Cameirão, M.S. and Bermúdez i Badia, S. An integrative framework for tailoring VR based motor rehabilitation after stroke. Editors: Andrea Gaggioli, Alois Ferscha, Giuseppe Riva, Stephen Dunne, Isabell Viaud-Delmon. Human Computer Confluence: Advancing our Understanding of the Emerging Symbiotic Relation between Humans and Computing Devices. Ed. VERSITA, 2014 (in press).
A Vourvopoulos, J Muñoz, S Bermúdez i Badia. Optimizing Motor Imagery Neurofeedback through the Use of Multimodal Immersive Virtual Reality and Motor Priming. 2015 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR), Valencia, 2015.
AL Faria, MS Cameirão, T Paulino, S Bermúdez i Badia. The benefits of emotional stimuli in a virtual reality cognitive and motor rehabilitation task. 2015 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR), Valencia, 2015.
Vourvopoulos, A., Faria, A. L., Ponnam K., Badia, S Bermúdez i Badia. “RehabCity: Design and Validation of a Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation Tool through Gamified Simulations of Activities of Daily Living”, 11th international conference on Advances in computer entertainment technology, Funchal, Portugal, Nov. 11-14, 2014.
A L Faria, A Vourvopoulos, M S Cameirão, J C Fernandes, S Bermúdez i Badia. Integrative virtual reality cognitive-motor intervention approach in stroke rehabilitation: a pilot study with the RehabNet. 10th ICDVRAT, Gothenburg, Sweden, Sept. 2-4, 2014.
A Vourvopoulos, A L Faria, M S Cameirão, S Bermúdez i Badia. Quantifying cognitive-motor interference in virtual reality training after stroke: the role of interfaces. 10th ICDVRAT, Gothenburg, Sweden, Sept. 2-4, 2014.
J Alves, A Vourvopoulos, A Bernardino, S Bermúdez i Badia. Eye Gaze Patterns after Stroke: Correlates of a VR Action Execution and Observation Task. Proceedings of PervasiveHealth'14 - the 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 20-23 May 2014, Oldenburg, Germany.
D Neves, A Vourvopoulos, M Cameirão, S Bermúdez i Badia. An Assistive Mobile Platform for Delivering Knowledge of Performance Feedback. Proceedings of PervasiveHealth'14 - the 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 20-23 May 2014, Oldenburg, Germany.
S Bermúdez i Badia, E Lewis, S and Bleakley. Combining virtual reality and a myoelectric limb orthosis to restore active movement after stroke: A pilot study. International Journal on Disability and Human Development 13 (3).
Vourvopoulos, A., Faria, A.L., Cameirão, M.S., Bermúdez i Badia, S. RehabNet: A Distributed Architecture for Motor and Cognitive Neuro-Rehabilitation. Understanding the Human Brain through Virtual Environment Interaction. In Proceedings of 2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), October 9-12, Lisbon.
Bermúdez i Badia, .S., Garcia, M.A., Samaha, H. and Verschure, PFMJ. Using a Hybrid Brain Computer Interface and Virtual Reality System to Monitor and Promote Cortical Reorganization through Motor Activity and Motor Imagery Training. IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering: a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Vol. 21, Num 2, March 2013.
Bermúdez i Badia, S., Lewis, E., Bleakley. S. Combining Virtual Reality and a Myo-Electric Limb Orthosis to Restore Active Movement after Stroke: A Pilot Study. Proc. 9th Intl Conf. on Disability, Virtual Reality and Assoc. Technologies, P M Sharkey, E Klinger (Eds), pp. 187-193, Laval, France, 10 - 12 Sept. 2012.
Bermúdez i Badia, S., da Silva Cameirão, M. The Neurorehabilitation Training Toolkit (NTT): a Novel Worldwide Accessible Motor Training Approach for at-Home Rehabilitation after Stroke. Stroke Research and Treatment, Volume 2012 (2012), doi:10.1155/2012/802157.