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Face to Face Meeting on “Innovations for People with Spinal Cord Injury : New Freedom through Movement”

The Bern University of Applied Sciences will hold its 47th Face to Face Meeting on 30 September 2021, focusing on the topic of "Innovations for People with Spinal Cord Injury: New Freedom through Movement".  The event, to take place in Nottwil, will highlight how the interaction of research, technology and movement provides new freedom for people living with spinal cord injuries.

There is a line-up of high-level academic experts from different disciplines who will present on the following subjects:

  • Rehabilitation, sport and health on three wheels for people with reduced mobility
  • Neurotechnologies to augment recovery after spinal cord injury
  • Mobile Cycling and Health Improvements Using Functional Electrical Stimulation: from lab to Cybathlon
  • The trike and its innovation through usability evaluation
  • «Moving the arms to activate the legs» revisité dans l’étude QUADRACT

Moving freely in the city and in nature, doing sports and being in control of one’s own body: for people with paraplegia, this is not done as a matter of course. Yet, rehabilitation research is on the move: at the 47th Face to Face Meeting, participants can learn how neurotechnologies restore motor functions and discover the challenges paralysed cyclists are faced with in FES cycling. Furthermore, insights will be shared into the daily restrictions of paraplegics and their resulting innovative power. 

Learn more about the event and register now free of charge here.
The number of participants is limited due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

The event is sponsored by the Swiss Paraplegics Foundation. Institutional partners include the Lausanne based universities EPFL and UNIL as well as Swiss Paraplegic Research and GBY (Go By Yourself).