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Wearable Robotics Symposium 2017

Symposium Agenda

Schedule Subject to Change

Sunday, November 5, 2017

3:00 - 6:00 pmHotel LobbyRegistration Opens
6:15 - 9:15 pmHotel LobbyShuttle Buses to Welcome Reception, (Every 30 minutes to and from hotel front lobby)
7:00 - 9:00 pmHotel Lobby / Shuttle BusWelcome Reception at TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Center
Shuttle buses available to & from hotel
TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Center
1333 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030

Monday, November 6, 2017

7:00 – 8:30 amHotel LobbyRegistration
7:15 – 8:30 amMonetBreakfast
8:30 – 9:15 amMonetKeynote
Robots for Pediatric Rehabilitation
Technologies to Improve Motor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Paolo Bonato, PhD
9:15 -10:30amMonetPediatric RoboticsRetraining Gait Using a Tethered Pelvic Assist Device (TPAD) in Children with Cerebral Palsy
(Paolo Bonato, PhD, session chair)
Sunil Agrawal, PhD
Feasibility and effectiveness of a wearable pediatric extension-assist exoskeleton for improving crouch gait in cerebral palsy
Diane Damiano, PhD, PT
Robot Assisted Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Theory-Based Approach to Improve Upper Limb Function
Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L
10:30 – 11:10 amPicassoOpen Exhibit Hall & Break
11:15am - 12:30pmMonetOpportunities for Clinical Translation; the End-User Experience (Alberto Esquenazi, MD, session chair)Joel Stein, MD
Gene Alford, MD
Marcie Kern, PT, MS
12:30 - 1:25 pmPicassoLunch and Exhibit Hall
1:30 – 2:45 pmMonetAdvances in Lower Limb Robots (Jose Pons, PhD, session chair)

Probing gait impairment after stroke using exoskeletons

James Sulzer, PhD
Soft wearable robots for the community and the home
Conor Walsh, PhD
Control Design for Lower Limb Rehabilitation Robots
Kai-Tai Song, PhD
2:55 - 3:25pmPicassoProduct Theater
3:30 – 4:40pmVan GoughPoster Presentations (Odd Numbered) & Exhibit Hall
4:45 – 6:00pmMonetKeynote
Regulatory Issues and Challenges in Bringing Rehabilitation Robotic Devices to the Community (Jose Contreras-Vidal, PhD, and Carl Josehart, session co-chairs)
Regulatory Points to Consider in Bringing Rehabilitation Robotic Devices to the Community: A FDA Staff Perspective

Vivek Pinto, PhD, FDA/CDRH/Office of Device Evaluation (ODE)

Panel Discussion

Vivek Pinto, PhD, FDA/CDRH/Office of Device Evaluation (ODE)
Carl Josehart, CEO, TIRR Memorial Hermann
Theresa Cruz, Ph.D. National Institute Health (NIH)
Nick Langhan, PhD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH
6:15pm Adjorn: Dinner on your own
9:00 - 11:59 pmHotel LoungeReverse Happy Hour at JW Marriott Hotel Lounge (On your own, 10% off drinks with Conference ID)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

7:30 – 8:15 amMonet Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 amMonet Review Agenda for the Day
8:30 – 9:15 amMonetKeynote
Clinical Applications of Upper Limb Robots
Patient, robot, and the therapist: who is the master and who the slave?
Rob Riener, PhD
9:15 - 10:30amMonetAdvances in Upper Limb Therapeutic Robots (Marcie O’Malley, PhD, session chair)Engaging the Patient in Therapy with Wearable Technologies
Marcie O'Malley, PhD
Harmony and Maestro: Two Robots for Upper-limb Rehabilitation
Ashish Deshpande, PhD
10:30 – 11:00 amPicassoOpen Exhibit Hall & Break
11:00am - 12:15pmMonetHuman-Machine Interaction (Jose Contreras-Vidal, PhD, session chair)Risk management in human-machine systems for rehabilitation and restoration of lower-limb function
Jose L Contreras-Vidal, PhD
Stimulation and decoding of motor imagery for lower limb rehabilitation
Jose M. Azorin, MSc, PhD
Bidirectional Hyper-Connected Neural System and other initiatives in WRs in Europe
Jose Pons, PhD
12:15 – 1:15 pmPicassoLunch and Exhibit Hall
1:20 – 3:10pmMonetOngoing Clinical Trials in Wearable Robotics (Gerard E. Francisco, MD, session chair)Algorithmic-Based Evaluation and Treatment Approach for Wearable Exoskeleton-assisted Gait Training
Gerard E. Francisco, MD
Lower Limb Exoskeleton Assisted Training for Multiple Sclerosis
James Chang, PT, PhD
Designing trials to balance clinical needs and regulations
Alberto Esquenazi, MD
Lower limb muscle changes after exoskeleton training for individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury
Gail Forrest, PT, PhD
Regular home use of robotic exoskeletons by individuals with SCI: Impact on Mobility and Health
Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD
Update on the VA and the DOD ongoing clinical trials for exoskeletal-assisted walking
Ann Spungen, EdD
3:15 - 3:55pmMonet
(Session 1)
(Session 2)
Picasso 3
(Session 3)
Interactive Session 1
Upper Limb (Marcie O’Malley, PhD, session chair)
Interactive Session 2
Lower Limb (Jose Pons, PhD, session chair)
Interactive Session 3
Pediatric (Jose Contreras-Vidal, PhD, session chair)
4:00 – 4:45pmPicassoPoster Presentations (even-numbered posters) & Exhibit Hall
5:00 – 5:30pmMonetInteractive Session Groups Report-Out (Gerard E. Francisco, MD, session chair)
5:30 pm Adjourn
6:15 pmHotel LobbyShuttle Bus to Armadillo Palace (Rounds every 30 minutes)
7:00 - 9:00pmAll ConferenceA Taste of Texas: Networking at Goode Company Armadillo Palace
5015 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
9:45 pm Last shuttle bus leaves Armadillo Palace

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

7:30 – 8:15 amMonetBreakfast
8:15 – 8:30 amMonetReview Agenda for the Day
8:30 – 9:15 amMonetKeynote
Computational Neurorehabilitation
Neuromusculoskeletal Modeling and Rehabilitation Robotics: Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together
BJ Fregly, PhD
9:15 - 10:00amMonetShared Autonomy for Wearable and Therapeutic Robots
(Rogelio Soto, session chair)
Human Autonomy through Robotics Autonomy
Brenna Argall, PhD
Wearable Robots for augmentation, assistance, or substitution of human motor functions
Jan F. Veneman, PhD
10:05 – 10:40 amPicassoOpen Exhibit Hall & Break
10:45am - 11:30amMonetKeynote
NASA Robotics Initiative
Wearable Robotics for Space Exploration
Robert Ambrose, PhD
11:45am – 12:00pmMonetClosing Remarks and Award Ceremony
12:15 Departures