SYM-17: Rehabilitation Robotics

REHABILITATION ROBOTICS: AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST PERSPECTIVE.

Vishwanath Deshmukh

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Occupational Therapy is an art and science, based on one of the core principles of restoring the functional abilities of the patients, primarily by using restorative, compensatory or adaptive strategies. In order to achieve the therapeutic goals, Occupational Therapist’s (OT’s) tends to alter between conventional therapy and various other modalities. In recent years, OT’s have had the privilege to try new technological advancements such as ‘Rehabilitation Robots’ as one of the intervention tool, especially in the field of the Neurological Rehabilitation.  In this symposia, the speaker will touch base and share his experience of using Robotic and Gaming technology as one the treatment tool in day to day clinical setting and will attempt to address the challenges and evidence gaps pertaining to Rehabiltation.

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