Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and Non-Invasive Electrical Brain Stimulation (ESB): On the Road to Personalized Intervention in Neuro-Rehabilitation

Created on 2012-06-09 at 11:41:34.
Last updated on 2012-06-09 at 11:40:42.


Dr. Gad Alon

Workshop Description: ½ Day

The workshop will focus on: 1) identifying the specific locomotor deficits and recovery profiles that each patient presents, 2) providing examples of the diverse modes of actions (mechanisms) that govern FES and ESB utilization, 3) the latest developments and shortcoming of wearable FES and ESB technologies, and 4) the recognition that FES and ESB have limited value if applied in isolation. The workshop will focus on developing a personalized training paradigm, centered on individual patient’s needs and measureable progress in locomotion. It will highlight several, critical barriers to successful physical rehabilitation and identify few areas where 21st century wearable technology will play a critical role in removing these barriers. The workshop will include one session of Hand-ON practice with wearable FES and ESB systems.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the workshop the participants should be able to:

  • State specific patient-centered deficits in locomotion independence.
  • State common and different modes of action that govern the added value FES and ESB to the recovery of independent locomotion.
  • State the shortcomings of commercially available wearable FES and ESB systems.
  • Practice the application of wearable FES systems in the context of “personalized training paradigm”.

Minimum number of attendees: 20

Cost: $15