CBPR Inaugural Symposium

30 August, 2021


The Center for Bionics and Pain Research (CBPR) Inaugural Symposium took place on 30 August 2021. It consisted of a full day of lectures by CBPR members and international speakers, which took place as a hybrid-format event that could be attended online or in-person (due to COVID-19 restrictions).


    Click here to access the Symposium Program. (Note: All times are in Central European Time (UTC+1))

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Inaugural Symposium Videos


Monday, August 30

Welcome Reception & Opening Ceremony
    Prof. Agneta Holmäng
    Dean of the Sahlgrenska Academy
    University of Gothenburg.

    Prof. Anders Palmqvist
    Vice President of Research and Areas of Advancement
    Chalmers University of Technology

    Prof. Ann-Marie Wennberg Larkö
    Director of Sahlgrenska University Hospital

    Eva Larsson
    Acting Chairman of the Promobilia Foundation

    Christina Backman
    Chairman of the IngaBritt and Arne Lundberg’s Research Foundation

Introduction to CBPR
    Prof. Max Ortiz Catalan
    Center for Bionics and Pain Research
    Chalmers University of Technology
Bionic Arms & Legs (CBPR)
    Embedded system for prosthetic control and sensory feedback
    Dr. Enzo Mastinu

    Upper limb prosthetic control and embodiment
    Jan Zbinden

    Upper Limb Prosthesis Testing and Phantom Limb Motion Capture
    Kurt Stewart

    Home Use and Sensory Studies with Bionic Arms
    Dr. Eric Earley

    Dare to Dream
    Dr. Kirstin Ahmed

    Neuromusculoskeletal Intefacing of Lower Limb Prostheses – Implant Development
    Dr. Alexander Thesleff

    Stable and reliable lower limb control with EMG signals from implanted electrodes
    Bahareh Ahkami

    Biomechanical Interfaces with Prostheses
    Brett Musolf

NeuroRehab (CBPR)
    Stroke rehabilitation using Myoelectric Pattern Recognition
    Dr. Morten B. Kristoffersen

    Upper Limb Functional Neurorehabilitation by Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Serious Gaming
    Maria Jose Munoz Novoa

    MYOCAPTIS: A Wireless EMG Acquisition System for Clinicians and Home Users
    Truong Tat Nhat Minh

Pain (CBPR)
    Investigating Phantom Motor Execution as a Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain
    Eva Lendaro

    Sensory Training for Neurorehabilitation and PLP Treatment
    Mirka Buist

    Pain rehabilitation
    Shahrzad Damercheli

    Mathematical models of phantom limb pain
    Malin Ramne

    Improving surgical solutions for amputees
    Emily Pettersen

Bionic Limb Prostheses I
    Intuitive Control of Bionic Legs
    Assoc. Prof. Levi Hargrove
    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab & Northwestern University

    The Myokinetic control interface
    Prof. Christian Cipriani
    The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Neural Interfaces
    Biomimetic approaches to artificial touch for bionic hands
    Prof. Sliman Bensmaia
    University of Chicago
    Connecting to the body: soft materials at the interface between brain and machines
    Dr. Maria Asplund
    University of Freiburg & Luleå University of Technology
    Regenerative peripheral nerve interfaces for the restoration of hand function after amputation
    Assoc. Prof. Cindy Chestek
    University of Michigan
    Neural Interfacing Strategies for Sensory Feedback and Neuroprosthetic Control
    Dr. Shriya Srinivasan
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Harvard University
No video available.
Bionic Limb Prostheses II
    Implications of a variable stiffness ankle-foot prosthesis
    Asst. Prof. Elliot Rouse
    University of Michigan
    Neural Control of Robotic Lower Limb Prostheses
    Prof. Helen Huang
    North Carolina State University & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Surgical Advancements I
    Hand transplantation and artificial limb reconstruction: the development of a combined clinical program
    Dr. Paolo Sassu
    Sahlgrenska University Hospital & Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
    Making Sense of the Contemporary Surgical Approaches for Neuroma Prevention and Treatment
    Assoc. Prof. Jaimie Shores
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Surgical Advancements II
    Osseointegration
    Assoc. Prof. Rickard Brånemark
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Extremity Reconstruction at the Limits of Biology
    Prof. Oskar Aszmann
    Medical University of Vienna

    Osseointegration in US Military Patients
    Assoc. Prof. Jonathan Forsberg
    Johns Hopkins University & Walter Reed Military Medical Center
No video available.
Outcome Measures
    Scientific outcome measures reveal the benefits of advanced sensory-motor prostheses
    Prof. Jon Sensinger
    University of New Brunswick
    Assoc. Prof. Paul Marasco
    Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute
    Prof. Jacqueline Hebert
    University of Alberta
Closing Remarks
    Assoc. Prof. Anna Nilsdotter
    Head of Orthopedics
    Sahlgrenska University Hospital

    Dr. Carina Reinholdt
    Head of Hand Surgery and C.A.R.E.
    Sahlgrenska University Hospital

    Dr. Peter Dahm
    Head of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
    Sahlgrenska University Hospital

    Prof. Max Ortiz Catalan
    Director of CBPR


Speakers


    Prof. Max Ortiz Catalan PhD
    Chalmers University of Technology

    Dr. Paolo Sassu MD
    Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

    Assoc. Prof. Levi Hargrove PhD
    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University

    Prof. Christian Cipriani PhD
    The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

    Asst. Prof. Elliott Rouse PhD
    University of Michigan

    Prof. He (Helen) Huang PhD
    North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Dr. Shriya Srinivasan PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University

    Prof. Sliman Bensmaia PhD
    University of Chicago

    Assoc. Prof. Cindy Chestek PhD
    University of Michigan

    Dr. Maria Asplund PhD
    University of Freiburg & Luleå University of Technology

    Assoc. Prof. Rickard Brånemark MD, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Assoc. Prof. Jaimie Shores MD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Univ. Prof. Oskar Aszmann PhD
    Medical University of Vienna

    Prof. Jon Sensinger PhD
    University of New Brunswick

    Assoc. Prof. Paul Marasco PhD
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

    Prof. Jacqueline Hebert MD
    University of Alberta

    Dr. Jonathan Forsberg MD, PhD
    Johns Hopkins University and Walter Reed Military Medical Center

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