Complex rehabilitation technology: Bridging the gap between research, technology and experience

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Tuesday 13th of October 2020


Due to the corona virus our symposium on complex rehabilitation technologies goes digital!


In rehabilitation many novel technology innovations do not mature and are not implemented in rehabilitative care. These technologies could however facilitate increases in training frequency and intensity, assist the patient in home-training, or just offer support in daily life. The Euregional network I2-CoRT is bridging this gap between healthcare, rehabilitation technology innovation and knowledge with the support of the Interreg V-A Euregion Meuse-Rhine programme (


The project partners kindly invite you to an online symposium on the complex world of rehabilitation technology in clinical practice. Keynote speaker Carmen LaPlaza Santos, Deputy Head of the Health Innovations Unit, DG Research & Innovation of the European Commission will guide us through future European research and funding opportunities for rehabilitation. In addition, rehabilitation specialists, innovation experts such as Tom Braekeleirs from BlueHealth Innovation Center, and 4 companies will present their ideas/solutions in rehabilitation technology.


Chair of the day: Jolien van den Houten


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Location: ONLINE: you will receive a link after registration. The symposium is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.



  • Please register before 6th of October
  • Via form below
  • Jessa employees: via Jessanet
  • No attendance fees


Continuing Medical Education credits: have been requested for Belgian specialists and physicians


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13u15 Opening of online platform
13u30 Welcome & introduction
Jolien van den Houten, moderator
13u40 Interreg, a history of 30 years of cross-border cooperation and regional development
Mark Vos, Coordinator Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine
13u50 Concepts behind the i2-CoRT project
Henk Seelen, PhD, Research coordinator Adelante Zorggroep - Centre of Expertise in Rehabilitation and Audiology, Associate professor department of Rehabilitation Medicine Maastricht University, project leader i2-CoRT project, the Netherlands
14u10 Pitch of SenseGlove (
14u13 Q&A session
14u15 The importance of start-ups in Healthcare
Tom Braekeleirs, BlueHealth Innovation Center, Belgium
14u45 Q&A session
14u50 BREAK
15u00 Complex rehabilitation technology in clinical practice
  • Rehabilitation of the affected arm–hand in sub-acute phase post stroke
    Han Franck, PhD, Occupational therapist and researcher Adelante Zorggroep - Centre of Expertise in Rehabilitation and Audiology, the Netherlands
15u20 Pitch of Theomatik (
15u23 Q&A session
  • Investigation of the influence of familiarization to robotic assistance on the performance of daily activities
  • Sybele E. Williams, Dr. rer. medic., Senior researcher, Department of Rehabilitation and Prevention Engineering (RPE), Institute of Applied Medical Engineering (AME) - Helmholtz Institute - RWTH Aachen University | University Hospital Aachen, Germany
15u40 Pitch of Spentys (
15u43 Q&A session
  • An attempt to catch the hand in the brain
    Marc Michielsen, MSc Physiotherapy, Head of Paramedics and researcher vzw Jessa hospital, Rehabilitation campus SU, Belgium
16u00 Pitch of Jessica Smarsch (
16u03 Q&A session
16u05 Introduction of new CR technologies in Rehabilitation: change management issues
Lara Marquet, Biomedical Engineer, Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Sport Traumatology, ULiège, Belgium
16u20 Q&A session
16u25 The next framework programme and new funding instruments
Keynote speaker: Carmen Laplaza Santos, Deputy Head of the Health Innovations Unit, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
17u20 Wrap-up