Personalized application of rehabilitation technologies in children undergoing neurorehabilitation


Huub Van Hedel

Prof. for Neurorehabilitation, head of research and member of the executive board of Swiss Children’s Rehab, University Children’s Hospital Zurich
Hubertus (Huub) van Hedel received his training as a physical therapist and biomedical health scientist in the Netherlands. He moved to Switzerland, and worked in adult neurorehabilitation before he switched in 2010 to pediatric neurorehabilitation. His research interests cover neurorehabilitation, outcome assessments, motor learning, and brain reorganization. He has a particular interest in the development of rehabilitation robots and exergaming, and the improvement of the personalized application of these technologies. He currently chairs the Advanced Robotic Therapy Integrated Centers (ARTIC) network. Huub received various awards, including the Susanne Klein-Vogelbach “Special Award” in 2010, the Norrington lecture of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine in 2011, and Honorary Professor of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, in 2018. His multi-professional team won various prizes during the past years. He holds several teaching appointments, authored about 100 publications, received over CHF 10M in funding, and is an editorial board member of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.

Keynote lecture presented at the 32th EACD Annual Meeting in Poznan, November 27, 2020