Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2018), October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy

  • Lorenzo Masia
  • Silvestro Micera
  • Metin Akay
  • José L. Pons
Conference proceedings ICNR 2018

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Prosthetics – Translating Research Prototypes to Bedside: The Lesson-Learnt of the RETRAINER EU Project (SS2)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Franco Molteni, Mauro Rossini, Giulio Gasperini, Proserpio Davide, Karsten Krakow, Immick Nancy et al.
      Pages 3-7
    3. Walter Baccinelli, Franco Molteni, Maria Bulgheroni
      Pages 12-15
    4. C. Wiesener, E. Ambrosini, L. Blankenfeld, S. Schneider, B. Grzywacz, T. Schauer
      Pages 16-20
    5. Markus Puchinger, Nithin Babu Rajendra Kurup, Margit Gfoehler
      Pages 21-25
    6. Alberto Antonietti, Marta Gandolla, Emilia Biffi, Eleonora Diella, Valerio Martocchi, Grazia D’Angelo et al.
      Pages 31-35
  3. Prosthetics – Computer Models in the Design of Neurotechnologies and Rehabilitation Tools (SS3)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Scott F. Lempka, Hans Zander, Carlos J. Anaya, Alexandria Wyant, John G. Ozinga IV, Andre G. Machado
      Pages 39-43
    3. Stanisa Raspopovic, Francesco Maria Petrini
      Pages 49-53
    4. Massimo Sartori, Guillaume Durandau, Strahinja Dosen, Dario Farina
      Pages 54-57
    5. M. Saponati, G. Ceccarelli, E. Cataldo, A. Mazzoni
      Pages 58-63
  4. Prosthetics – New Perspectives in Upper Limb Prosthetics: from the Robotics Laboratory to Clinical Use (SS4)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Giuseppe Averta, Edoardo Battaglia, Cosimo Della Santina, Manuel G. Catalano, Matteo Bianchi
      Pages 67-71
    3. Sigrid S. G. Dupan, Ivan Vujaklija, Martyna K. Stachaczyk, Janne M. Hahne, Dick F. Stegeman, Strahinja S. Dosen et al.
      Pages 72-76
    4. Cristina Piazza, Manuel G. Catalano, Antonio Bicchi, Levi J. Hargrove
      Pages 77-81
    5. Alireza Mohammadi, Jim Lavranos, Peter Choong, Denny Oetomo
      Pages 82-86
  5. Prosthetics – Poster Session

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Andrea Crema, Ivan Furfaro, Flavio Raschellà, Silvestro Micera
      Pages 89-93
    3. N. Immick, E. Ambrosini, A. Augsten, M. Rossini, G. Gasperini, D. Proserpio et al.
      Pages 94-97
    4. A. Jover, G. Martí, F. Torres, S. T. Puente, A. Úbeda
      Pages 98-102
    5. M. Controzzi, F. Clemente, D. Barone, L. Bassi Luciani, N. Pierotti, M. Bacchereti et al.
      Pages 103-106
    6. Priscilla Corsi, Emanuele Formento, Marco Capogrosso, Silvestro Micera
      Pages 107-111
    7. M. Badi, S. Wurth, M. Kaeser, P. C̆̆vanc̆ara, T. Stieglitz, G. Courtine et al.
      Pages 112-116
    8. Camilla Pierella, Christian Giang, Elvira Pirondini, Nawal Kinany, Martina Coscia, Jenifer Miehlbradt et al.
      Pages 117-121
    9. J. Brand, I. Imbinto, M. Bacchereti, C. Cipriani, M. Controzzi
      Pages 122-126
    10. Sohail Siadatnejad, Francesco Negro, Luca Citi
      Pages 137-140
    11. Elisabetta Giannessi, Maria Rita Stornelli, Pier Nicola Sergi
      Pages 141-145
    12. Linda Paternò, Michele Ibrahimi, Elisa Rosini, Arianna Menciassi, Leonardo Ricotti
      Pages 146-150
  6. Rehabilitation Robotics and Assistive Technology – Improving Strategies for Human-Robot Interaction for Rehabilitation Robotics Applications (SS5)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Simone Benatti, Fabio Montagna, Victor Kartsch, Abbas Rahimi, Luca Benini
      Pages 157-161
    3. Johannes Zajc, Markus Puchinger, Michael Russold, Margit Gfoehler
      Pages 162-166
    4. Massimo Sartori, Guillaume Durandau, Herman van der Kooij, Dario Farina
      Pages 167-170
    5. Krithika Swaminathan, Sangjun Lee, Richard W. Nuckols, Dheepak Arumukhom Revi, Puneet Singh, Robert D. Howe et al.
      Pages 175-179
    6. Demy Kremers, Justin Fong, Vincent Crocher, Ying Tan, Denny Oetomo
      Pages 180-184
    7. M. Barsotti, F. Stroppa, N. Mastronicola, S. Marcheschi, A. Frisoli
      Pages 185-189
    8. Stefano Mazzoleni, Elena Battini, Rossella Crecchi, Federico Posteraro
      Pages 190-194
    9. Nicola Lotti, Davide Piscopiello, Vittorio Sanguineti
      Pages 200-204
    10. Mine Sarac, Daniele Leonardis, Massimiliano Gabardi, Massimiliano Solazzi, Antonio Frisoli
      Pages 205-209
  7. Rehabilitation Robotics and Assistive Technology – Shaping Robotic Training to Maximize Patient Outcome: New Trends and Perspectives (SS7)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 210-210
    2. Roberto Colombo, Alessandra Mazzone, Carmen Delconte, Alfredo Raglio
      Pages 213-217

About these proceedings


The book reports on advanced topics in the areas of neurorehabilitation research and practice. It focuses on new methods for interfacing the human nervous system with electronic and mechatronic systems to restore or compensate impaired neural functions. Importantly, the book merges different perspectives, such as the clinical, neurophysiological, and bioengineering ones, to promote, feed and encourage collaborations between clinicians, neuroscientists and engineers.  Based on the 2018 International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR 2018) held on October 16-20, 2018, in Pisa, Italy,, this book covers various aspects of neurorehabilitation research and practice, including new insights into biomechanics, brain physiology, neuroplasticity, and brain damages and diseases, as well as innovative methods and technologies for studying and/or recovering brain function, from data mining to interface technologies and neuroprosthetics. In this way, it offers a concise, yet comprehensive reference guide to neurosurgeons, rehabilitation physicians, neurologists, and bioengineers. Moreover, by highlighting current challenges in understanding brain diseases as well as in the available technologies and their implementation, the book is also expected to foster new collaborations between the different groups, thus stimulating new ideas and research directions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Masia
    • 1
  • Silvestro Micera
    • 2
  • Metin Akay
    • 3
  • José L. Pons
    • 4
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Translational Neural Engineering AreaThe BioRobotics InstitutePisaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Houston, Cullen College of EngineeringHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)Cajal InstituteMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01844-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01845-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3562
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-3570
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