Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands
Corry K. van der Sluis (1964) is a professor and consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. Her field of interest is the rehabilitation of persons with upper limb disorders. Her professional activities comprise patient care, teaching and research. Her research focuses on upper limb amputations and prostheses. A main research topic is the development of training programs for people who use upper limb prostheses. Innovative technology such as serious games are integrated in this research. A second main research topic is the decrease and prevention of musculoskeletal complaints in persons with upper limb disorders. She is author of over 120 internationally peer reviewed publications and she contributed as an author to 5 book chapters. She gave over 60 international presentations.
Lecture Title: Technological advancements to improve upper limb function: pros and cons
Brief Description of Lecture:
Several interesting technological advancements to improve upper limb function have been introduced to the market in recent years. Persons with an upper limb amputation have now access to prosthetic hands with more than 20 different grips. Stroke survivors can use assistive devices to practice in their home situation, using telerehabilitation software. Serious games or VR environments have been introduced as training tools. However, it is challenging to utilize all these advancements in an optimal way. In her presentation, professor Corry van der Sluis will discuss the pros and cons related to implementation of new technology in clinical practice or in the patients’home situation, using her own research results as illustrative examples.