Technology and care: the impact of use of exoskeleton for patients – Presented by Lieven De Maesschalck, Mobilab

Technology and care: the impact of use of exoskeleton for patients – Presented by Lieven De Maesschalck, Mobilab, at the Health Tech Event, on January 31, 2018, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview

The presentation with give an overview about the use of exoskeletons for patients. As introduction we start with a short description about the to walk again foundation, founded in 2003 by paraplegic former Iron Man triathlon champion Marc Herremans and his coach. His mission was to make disability sports & related rehabilitation services accessible to all. “Getting human capital out of their wheelchairs” “Because inactivity paralyzes both mind and body”. So now we are taking the next step: TWA-Post Rehabilitation Centres. An initiative by the To Walk Again Foundation, Orthopedie Van Haesendonck, AZ Herentals and Mobilab@ThomasMore. With this brand new initiative we want to set the standard for accessible, stimulating and progressive post-rehabilitation services through sports and exercise – pairing medical technology with expert medical and academic support. This presentation will give an overview of the activities already done and planned. This lecture gives information over the impact of the use  off exoskeloton on Qualitiy of Live and this in a two years follow-up study. There will be also a demo with the exoskeleton.

About Lieven De Maesschalck
Lieven De Maesschalck is a registered nurse & Master in Nursing science. As Innovationmanager, he is responsible for Mobilab, a multidisciplinary centre of expertise, conducting applied research into wellbeing and technology connected to the university college Thomas More Kempen. He is doing research for at least 20 years.

About Mobilab
Mobilab is a multidisciplinary centre of expertise, that conducts human-centered, leading and innovative applied research into wellbeing and technology. Our activities create a socially relevant synergy between research, education and practice, aimed at improving quality of life and wellbeing.

About Health Tech Event

Technology is quickly transforming the world of health care. On January 31, 2018, the 7th edition of the Health Tech Event at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands will bring together the brightest minds from within the field to inspire and enlighten you about the latest trends and developments in health technology.

The conference will focus on robotics and related medical technologytopics ranging from social robots to robotised surgery and solutions to transfer cure and care from the hospital to the home.

The Health Tech Event takes place at the same location as the 3D Medical Conference & Expo – Jan 30-31, 2018. The 3D Medical Conference is focused on 3D bioprinting, 3D Dental Printing, 3D Pharmaceutical Printing, Medical applications with Virtual Reality & more.

Who should attend?

Although everyone is welcome, the conference is mainly addressed to:

  • Hospital management
  • Hospital Innovation managers
  • Health tech manufacturers and designers
  • Companies (SMEs, large companies, university spin-outs) active in healthcare robotics & photonics
  • Medical insurance companies
  • Academics
  • Regulatory institutions
  • Service providers
  • Research organisations

For more information about the conference and registration, we invite you to visit the conference website https://www.healthtechevent.com/

Below you can watch another exoskeleteon demo by Mobilab during the 2015 edition of the HealthTech Event