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Nina Lefeber Nina Lefeber 1

Nina Lefeber

Postdoctoral Researcher, Researcher

Biography

Nina is researcher at the NEURO research line of RERE. Her research focuses on the use of robotics in gait rehabilitation after stroke. In particular, she is interested in the exercise intensity during walking with robotic systems. Poor physical fitness levels stress the importance of incorporating aerobic exercise in stroke rehabilitation, but stroke-related impairments such as non-ambulatory status, limited trunk control and poor coordination of the affected limbs restrict individuals to exercise using conventional devices, such as cycle ergometers and treadmills. The use of robotic devices may offer a potential opening to facilitate aerobic exercise in severely impaired stroke survivors.
 

Location

Building F - room F044
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Laarbeeklaan 103
1090 Brussel