On February 2nd, 2000, the North Jersey, New York, and Long Island
of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) of the
together with the New York Academy of Medicine's Sections on Biomedical
Engineering and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will host a
"Tele-Rehabilitation: Prospects and Progress." The speaker
will be Dr.
About the Talk
Tele-rehabilitation is the application of telehealth tools and techniques
deliver rehabilitation services to both practitioners and patients
clinics and homes. In this presentation, Dr. Rosen will
concepts, distinctions, terminology, and technologies that define the
field of Tele-rehabilitation. He will provide examples of the
services that can be provided via tele-rehabilitation, including: (1)
Counseling, (2) Training, (3) Assessment and monitoring
of function and
health status, (4) Delivery of therapeutic interventions.
Dr. Rosen will
also outline the technical, regulatory and economic obstacles that
be overcome to fully realize the potential of tele-rehabilitation.
demonstration of current methods for real-time video interaction and
of data over telecommunication lines, with and without benefit of computers,
will be given. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact
individuals remote from New York City via these links. Finally,
will present a sample of the research and development projects now
at the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Tele-rehabilitation
the Catholic University of America, National Rehabilitation Hospital
Sister Kenny Institute in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Department
Education National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
About the Speaker
Michael J. Rosen, PhD, is the Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering
Service at the Catholic University of America, National Rehabilitation
Hospital and Sister Kenny Institute in Washington DC. He received
undergraduate education at Brown University, and did his graduate work
Northwestern University, completing his PhD in Electrical Engineering,
a specialty in Biomedical Engineering in 1972. In 1975 he joined
Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. He has specialized
understanding the mechanisms of disability and applying engineering
and design to reduce the functional deficits which result. His
particular interest are communication technologies for motorically
individuals, mechanics and orthotic modification of pathological tremors,
design of assistive products, and tele-rehabilitation. Dr, Rosen
teaching positions at MIT, the University of Tennessee in Memphis,
was an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Orthopedics, and at the Catholic University of America. He has
with physiatrists, neurologists, orthopedists, and allied health
professionals in his teaching and research efforts, emphasizing a friendly
team approach to solving patients' problems.
Time: 7:15 PM Registration (no charge), 7:30 PM Program,
February 2, 2000.
Place: New York Academy of Medicine, Fifth Avenue at 103rd
Manhattan. TRAVEL HINTS: If coming by car, there may be
parking in NYAM enclosed lot at 2 East 103rd Street. By subway,
take #6 to
96th St (Lex. Ave line). Walk to 5th Avenue, walk to 103rd St.
route than the wavy path through a housing project on 103rd St.]
Information: Joel H. Levitt (212) 479-7805 (24 hr voice mail).
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