Online presentation at conference in Taiwan

Today professor Birthe Dinesen had an online presentation on “Telehealth Innovation in Denmark in the Era of Covid-19” at the EU Investment Forum within BIO-Tech/Healthcare in Taiwan. There were many questions about how we do telehealth in clinical practice in Denmark, and Taiwan will like to learn from the Danish experiences.

Virtual PhD boat trip

The Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN) & CITRIS, UC Berkeley Summer Institute is having the 4th international PhD course these days. This year it is virtual due to the Covid-19 situation.

Today I have given a lecture on Social Robots & AI and we have had good discussions. We have 28 participants from the USA, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and Denmark. Every year we have a tradition on taking a boat tour during the PhD course – this year it is a virtual boat trip.

virtual boat trip

Next year the TTRN & Citris UC Berkeley Summer Institute will be held at Aalborg University.

Telerehabilitation for Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

A Focused Review of Technologies and Teleservices

A review of service delivery and technologies in telerehabilitation programs for patients with knee osteoarthritis has been performed since the year of 2000. The conclusion is that video-based telerehabilitation programs can be considered the best alternative solution to conventional treatment. Sensor-based solutions have also become more popular due to rapid developments in sensor technology. Communication and human-generated feedback remain as important as monitoring and intervention services.

The article is available here

New publication: EEG Headset Evaluation for Detection of Brain-Computer Interfaces

Abstract: Brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) can be used in neurorehabilitation; however, the literature about transferring the technology to rehabilitation clinics is limited. A key component of a BCI is the headset, for which several options are available.

The aim of this study was to test four commercially available headsets’ ability to record and classify movement intentions (movement-related cortical potentials—MRCPs). Twelve healthy participants performed 100 movements, while continuous EEG was recorded from the headsets on two different days to establish the reliability of the measures: classification accuracies of single-trials, number of rejected epochs, and signal-to-noise ratio. MRCPs could be recorded with the headsets covering the motor cortex, and they obtained the best classification accuracies (73%-77%). The reliability was moderate to good for the best headset (a gel-based headset covering the motor cortex). The results demonstrate that, among the evaluated headsets, reliable recordings of MRCPs require channels located close to the motor cortex and potentially a gel-based headset.

PDF Version is available here.