Michelle J. Johnson - Feasibility and acceptability of using affordable robots for persons with motor and/or cognitive impairments in low-resource settings
From Katie Gentilello
Robots in Medicine are here to stay. While their use in medicine and rehabilitation is increasing in high income countries, there is still a need to find ways to extend their utility to more diverse rehabilitation populations and into in more low resource settings both locally and globally. This talk will discuss the efforts of my lab to develop affordable robot systems that can be used to assess and train motor and cognitive impaired individuals in low resource settings both in the USA and Botswana. I will discuss insights gained from deploying these systems to understand neurocognitive and neuromotor impairment in persons with stroke, with HIV and with both stroke and HIV.