WP6 keynote speaker on the 17th of October at 9:40 – 11.10.
Title: Rehabilitation 4.0: What robots will change!


Robert Riener is full professor for Sensory-Motor Systems at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, and full professor of medicine at the University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zurich. He obtained a MSc in mechanical engineering in 1993 and a PhD in biomedical engineering 1997, both from TU Munich, Germany. He finished the habilitation in Biomechatronics at TU Munich in 2003. In the same year he became professor in Zurich. Riener investigates the sensory-motor interactions between humans and machines, and applies his findings in advanced rehabilitation robots, exoskeletons and virtual reality environments. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, 20 book chapters and filed 23 patents. He is the initiator and organizer of the Cybathlon, which was honored with the European Excellence Award and the Yahoo Sports Technology Award.