The general theme of the RehabWeek 2017 is “Translation and clinical delivery”. The aim of rehabilitation should be to maximize recovery for real life activities. Hereby, we should encourage restorative practices at every turn resulting to achieve the coordinated use of affected extremities or faculties. Ideally, clinicians and engineers alike desire affordable technology systems that span to clinical and home environment, are easy to use and result in functional gains that carryover to real life. Over the last decade we have witnessed the development of technology playing a pivotal role in measurement, assessment, therapy provision through movement assistance and social aspects. Although a number of very exciting ideas found their way to commercialization, the slow uptake of technology seem to be associated (among other factors) with the need to make technology transparent to the user. Besides the technological push, we now face the challenge of making such technology meaningful to the clinicians, patients and support networks.
Relatori: Dale Hull Volker Hömberg Jianan Li Chet Moritz Nicolas Schweighofer Michelle Johnson