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Creació i posada en marxa d’un model de gestió tecnològica i científica per a la Unitat de Cures Intensives amb èmfasi respiratòria a l’Hospital Públic La María de Medellín

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Taula resgistres
Duration from 01.09.2008 to 31.07.2010
Participating Institutions

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya,
Universidad de Antioquia

Funding Institutions Centre de Cooperació per al
Desenvolupament (CCD-UPC)
(contracts U-013, U-014)


In Colombia, public healthcare services are not universal. Especially the most disadvantaged cannot access hospitals, which in general tend to be private and exclusive for the higher social classes. This project develops the technical assistance that staff and students of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya offer a public hospital located in a marginal area of Medellin. By means of this project, teachers and engineering students from the University of Antioquia (UdeA) and doctors of the public hospital La María will be trained in the management of biomedical technology with the objective of improving healthcare services and also starting research studies.
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R+D d'un sistema de neurorehabilitació de l'extremitat superior

Taula resgistres
Duration from 15.07.2008 to 15.07.2010
Participating Institutions

Hospital de Neurorehabilitació Intitut Guttmann (leader), 4 companies, 2 tecnological centers
and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Funding Institutions ACC1Ó (CIDEM), Generalitat de Catalunya
(contract  RDD08-2-0019)


The project Neurorehab 3e+d is a research project prior to further development of a robotic system with integrated sensors for neuropsychological rehabilitation of the upper limb, applicable to people who have suffered cognitive and behavioral after-effects resulting from traumatic brain injury or stroke. The project aims to research the specifications of the systems of sensors and orthopedic devices to allow, after this project, the industrial development of the system.
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Análisis de la función neuro-muscular en extremidades inferiores para el desarrollo de sistemas ortoprotésicos y la monitorización del proceso de rehabilitación de personas con lesión medular y discapacidad de la marcha 

Taula resgistres
Duration from 01.10.2006 to 31.3.2008
Participating Institutions Institut de Neurorehabilitació Institut Guttmann
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Funding Institutions IMSERSO, Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales
(contract  102/06)


Patients with incomplete spinal cord injury may recover some motor function through intensive rehabilitation programs and strengthening of atrophied muscles, allowing the return of voluntary motor control. However, in many cases, this recovery does not allow independent motion, so it is necessary to develop new therapeutic alternatives, along with techniques for monitoring and individualization of the rehabilitation process to optimize resources and the functional residual capacity of each patient. Currently, the existing functional indicators for assessing progress are relatively subjective, and are associated with the same features. The main objective is the development of new indicators of clinical response based on multichannel surface EMG signals and related to the motor function for monitoring neuromuscular reeducation of gait in patients with incomplete spinal cord injury.
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