[VIRTUAL] GRASP On Robotics: Maria Chiara Carrozza, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, "Biorobotics for Personal Assistance - Translational Research and Opportunities for Human-Centered Developments"
The seminar will focus on the opportunities and challenges offered by the digital transformation of healthcare which was accelerated in the COVID-19 Pandemia. In this framework rehabilitation and social robotics can play a fundamental role as enabling technologies for providing innovative therapies and services to patients even at home or in remote environments.
In order to achieve a complete transition of research results and products we need efforts to support translational research and evidence-based protocols based on clinical trials and appropriate methodologies.
Robotics and technologies can provide solutions for digital therapies and for assisting chronic patients in order to improve quality of life and their participation in activities, meanwhile decreasing the burden for the society, but biomedical engineers and roboticist should work towards the development of affordable and acceptable solution to reach the population at sustainable cost.
Critical issues and future perspective will be presented in order to open the discussion with students and attendees.
Maria Chiara Carrozza is an Italian scientist, full professor of bioengineering, she was Minister of Education, University and Research. She was a member of Parliament from 2013 to 2018, from 2007 to 2017 she was Rector of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, she currently coordinates the NeuroRobotics Area in The Biorobotics Institute at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Since 2016 she is President of the Italian National Group of Bioengineering. In 2016/17 she has been Chair of the Panel for the interim Evaluation of FET Flagships Program for the European Commission, DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology. She is co-founder of IUVO, an innovative start-up in wearable robotics which was a spin-off of The Biorobotics Institute. Since 2015 she serves in the Board of Directors of the Piaggio Spa group. Since 2018 she is Scientific Director of Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a network of research hospitals dedicated to Rehabilitation Medicine.