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Analysis of Evaluation of orthopeadics and neurological patients based on International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model during rehabilitation.
Belgium (BeMSA) - Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels
Biotechnologies and Informatics
Neuro-Musculo Skeletal Lab
Stéphanie Dehem, Julien Lebleu, Ioannis Doumas, Elise Piraux, Clara Selves, Hervé Poilvache, Alexis Lheureux
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Evaluation of neurological or orthopaedics patients based on International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model (World Health Organization) is essential for the global management of the patient. We used new technologies as virtual reality to improve locomotion or robotic devices (REAPLAn) to improve the upper limb movement.
What is the aim of the project?
- Assessment of gait in neurological or orthopeadic patients. - Upper limb assessment and rehabilitation using an interactive rehabilitation robot called REAplan among patients with stroke. - Gait analysis and gait rehabilitation (virtual reality) of patients with Parkinson disease.
What techniques and methods are used?
ICF model, rehabilitation robot, gait lab, cycle ergometer, isokinetic dynamometer, inertial motion units (accelerometers, gyroscope, ...)
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks will be done under supervision
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
- If the project is clinical
- the student will take active part in the clinical examination
- If the project is clinical
- the student will be allowed to work with patients
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student will be familiar with the commonly used tools and techniques in our lab: ICF model, rehabilitation robot, gait lab, cycle ergometer, isokinetic dynamometer, inertial motion units (accelerometers, gyroscope, …)
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
- Good practical and scientific insights and specific interest in neurology, orthopedic and rehabilitation. - It is highly advisable that the student has a proficient level of French to interact with the patients. A lot of the work involves contact with the patients and most patients will speak French. Not speaking the language will limit the student to the tasks without patients, which is a mainly statistical analysis
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months) - Pre-Medical students from the American-British system - Students in biomedical fields
- Warlop et al.; (2014); Analyses of long-range autocorrelation series: effect of the number of cycles on statistical precision and sensitivity
- Gilliaux et al.; (2014); Using the robotic device reaplan as a valid; reliable; and sensitive tool to quantify upper limb impairments in stroke patients
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