In the following months, the Rehabilitation Research group (RERE) will build a new movement analysis lab: the Brubotics Rehabilitation Research Center!
This lab is the result of a longstanding collaboration with different partners of the Brubotics group and will be located centrally between the university hospital UZ Brussel and the VUB Health Campus. In addition, the Rehabilitation Research group will also move to this new location!
The recently obtained FWO Medium-scale research infrastructure funding will permit us to start with state-of-the-art equipment (including 12 Vicon mocap cameras, 3 build-in AMTI force plates, a 16-channel Cometa EMG device and a MetaMax 3B gas analysis system) and an EKSO NR gait rehabilitation exoskeleton.
The new BruBotics Rehabilitation Research Center will enable RERE to further deepen their expertise in the rehabilitation technology field since its main focus will be positioned on the intersection of movement analysis and technology. For example, the BRRC will be used to test commercial rehabilitation robots, but also rehabilitation robots that are designed by our Brubotics colleagues from the engineering department (e.g. https://www.smarcos.eu/).
We are looking forward to use the lab for our research and start new innovative research projects!
We will keep you updated via our dedicated BruBotics Rehabilitation Research Center webpage.