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.