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 had to be postponed, but we found a new date! Furthermore, with companies struggling our concept has become more relevant than ever. 


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 a 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: De Markthallen, Markt 2, 3540 Herk-de-Stad, Belgium



  • 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



13u00 Registration
13u30 Welcome
Prof. dr. Dirk Ramaekers, CMO vzw Jessa hospital, Belgium
13u40 Interreg, a history of 30 years of cross-border cooperation and regional development.
Mark Vos, Coordinator Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine
13u55 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 The importance of start-ups in Healthcare
Tom Braekeleirs, BlueHealth Innovation Center, Belgium
14u45 Break with stands and posters
15u20 4 Pitches by companies about their rehabilitation technology

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Introduction of new CR technologies in Rehabilitation: change management issues
    Lara Marquet, Biomedical Engineer, Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Sport Traumatology, ULiège, Belgium
16u25 Q & A
16u50 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 Network reception with stands and posters