Rehabilitation Robotics: An Occupational Therapist’s Perspective
Rehabilitation robotics is a field of research dedicated to understanding and augmenting rehabilitation through the application of robotic devices.
The D.Y.Patil University’s School of Occupational Therapy arranged a guest lecture on Rehabilitation Robotics: An Occupational Therapist’s Perspective, on 21st November 2015. The guest speaker was Dr Vishwanath Deshmukh B.O.Th., MSc (OT), HPC. AHPC. (Alumni of DYPU – O.T School). He works as a Senior Occupational at Singapore’s Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The TTSH’s Centre for Advanced Rehabilitation Therapeutics (CART) provides ambulatory outpatient rehabilitation consultations and its rehabilitation programs combine innovative robotics and virtual reality technologies with regular rehabilitation therapy. Aimed at achieving goal orientated and optimal outcomes for patients. Such rehab programs are innovatively structured to increase patients’ engagement in movement retraining in a fun and interactive way. This was an excellent platform for our students to interact with their alumini senior and thus also be abreast with the latest technology in the field of occupational therapy and rehabilitation.