Workshop on healthcare robotics

Workshop on healthcare robotics


20 May 2022


Parque tecnológico de Miramón. Mikeletegi Pasalekua 2. Donostia-San Sebastián


8:30 am - 1:30 pm



The objective of this event is to have an open discussion on the healthcare robotics technologies

Many companies on the healthcare robotics market struggle with a growing number of regulations and standards. Our aim as DIH-HERO network, is to support small companies on healthcare robotics technologies and accelerate their research and innovation.

Experts in robotics technologies for healthcare, including the ReHyb project partners, will be invited. Additionally, a workshop on systems with human-machine interfaces, interoperability and software development best practices and recommendations will be organized, which includes with interactive activities for the audience.


  • Any institution or company interested in healthcare robotics and/or virtual reality applications.

*The event language will be in English.

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This workshop has been organized in the context of two European projects: DIH-HERO (Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics) and ReHyb (Rehabilitation Based on Hybrid Neuroprosthesis).

DIH-HERO is an independent platform which connects Digital Innovation Hubs across Europe to create a sustaining network for all those who are active in the healthcare robotics sector. The project consortium consists of 17 core partners spread across 11 pan-European countries. Our primary objective is to accelerate innovation in robotics for healthcare. DIH-HERO especially focuses on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in maximizing their impact and reducing time-to-market.

The ReHyb European project consortium is developing a hybrid upper-limb exoskeleton that uses its own sensing and novel actuation capabilities for generating the digital twin of the user. The advanced cognitive system will interface the digital twin to plan and control the hybrid exoskeleton so that the control system sympathetically respects user’s neuromechanical and psychological status, and intelligently assists the user’s motion.

The cognitive capability accomplishes the robotic system to predict user behaviour and derive personalised interaction strategies by accessing to the digitised knowledge about the user. The hybrid of powered exoskeleton and FES on the user’s arm and hand allow the assistive interaction at the behavioural and muscle levels, which increases the interaction efficacy by improving the user model and wearability of the system, while an advanced control algorithm ensures all interaction strategies are executed safely and robustly.

DIH-HERO and ReHyb projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825003 and No 871767, respectively.

Hybrid participation will be possible (presential and remote)

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8:30 am - 9:00 am

Welcome and Registration

9:00 am - 9:15 am


Dr. Sandra Hirche (ReHyb Coordinator) TUM/ Dr. Thierry Keller (TECNALIA)

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Regulations and standards for human robot interaction in medical robotics

Dr. Jan Veneman (Hocoma AG)

10:00 am - 10:45 am

ISO Modularity for wearable exoskeletons

Professor Gurvinder Singh Virk (Dean, School of Engineering)

10:45 am - 11:05 am

Coffee Break

11:05 am - 11:50 am

In-clinic and at-home stroke rehabilitation with exoskeletons: Challenges and future possibilities

Carmen Krewer (Schön Klinik Bad Aibling)/ John Paulon Hansen (Technical University of Denmark)

11:50 am - 12:35 pm

The Digital Brain Health Pipeline: Opportunities and Challenges of Delivering Science Grounded Brain Health to Society

Prof. Dr. Paul F.M.J. Verschure Professor of Neuroengineering Donders Centre of Neuroscience (HG 00.131) Radboud University

12:35 pm - 12:45 pm

Basque DIH. Opportunities for SMEs

Carmen Pastor (Coordinator of Health Node at BDIH)

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Discussion panel on Standards and Best Practices

Moderated by Dr. Ainara Garzo (TECNALIA)

1:30 pm - 1:35 pm

End of session