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Analysis of Evaluation of neurological patients based on International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model during rehabilitation.
Belgium (BeMSA) - Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels
Biotechnologies and Informatics
Computer Assisted Robotic Surgery
Maxime Valet, Thibault Warlop, Sophie Boulet, Stéphanie Dehem, Julien Lebleu
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Evaluation of neurological patients based on International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model (World Health Organization) is essential for the global management of the patient. The fact that computer assisted robotic surgery can assist in achieving better results is still under much debate. We are trying to show the medical world that advancements can be made using this technique.
What is the aim of the project?
- Assessment of gait in neurological patients. - Upper limb assessment and rehabilitation using an interactive rehabilitation robot called REAplan among patients with stroke. - Determining physical fitness and fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis and the effectiveness of a telerehabilitation exercise program. - Gait analysis and gait rehabilitation 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 of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Participating in all of the laboratory activities, including assessment and rehabilitation techniques, in order to acquire some skills in various domains.The student will actively participate in all the daily tasks of a researcher: experiments, discussions about new insights, literature studies and contact with patients. In the beginning everything will be under the supervision of the tutor, later on the student can work more independently if he/she masters the used techniques. The student will become 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?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
No particular skill is required but good practical and scientific insights and specific interest in neurology and rehabilitation are welcome. It is highly advisable that the students 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 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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