With the increase in life expectancy and the prevalence of chronic diseases, the disability rate is on rise. The health care system is required to be flexible enough to meet the growing challenges in terms of the increasing number of patients, more chronic diseases, rising cost and skill shortages. To meet this challenge, the health care system is evolving by drawing advantages from advances in information technology, engineering and bioinformatics to provide an agile health system in diagnosis, treatment and management.

This webinar series brought experts from medical, social science, and engineering domains to contemplate the benefits and limitations of such intervention in the assessment and monitoring of disabled and elderly health. The focus of this online series is to update with the current understanding and state of the art research work on Robotics for Rehabilitation and Elderly Care. The online series will cover a variety of topics by eminent researchers around the globe on Biomechanics, dynamics of human-robot cooperation, human movement control, movement disorders, rehabilitation strategies, robotic exoskeletons, dynamics, control and optimization.

Webinar 1: Robotics to Characterize and Restore Human Movements

By Prof Sunil Agrawal, Professor, Columbia University, USA on 11 January 2021

Webinar 2: Harmony Exoskeleton: A Journey from Robotics Lab to Stroke Patients

By Prof Ashish D. Deshpande, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin, USA on 29 January 2021

Webinar 3: Robotics for assessment and training of dynamic balancing during walking

By Prof Zlatko Matjači, Professor of Biomechanics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Head of R and D Unit, University Rehabilitation Institute, Republic of Slovenia on 15 February 2021

Webinar 4: Design and control of hand and leg exoskeletons for neuro-rehabilitation of stroke patients

By Prof Ashish Dutta, Jag Mohan Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Dean of Digital Infrastructure and Automation, IIT Kanpur on 3 March 2021

Webinar 5: Wearable Robotics for sustainable welfare

By Prof Nicola Vitiello, Associate Professor, The BioRobotics Institute (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, SSSA, Pisa, Italy) on 24 March 2021