LUNEX Professional Symposia on Innovation and Technology in Rehabilitation

The LUNEX University invites you to the Professional Symposia

The use of robotics in neurorehabilitation: from research to clinical practice

  • the 26th of February from 13:30 to 15:30 – room 0.02/0.03 – LUNEX University

Virtual reality and telerehabilitation: current knowledge and future perspective

  • the 27th of February from 13:30 to 15:30 – room 0.02/0.03 – LUNEX University

Our Visiting Professor in Neurorehabilitation, Dr Rocco Salvatore Calabró, Neurologist and Head of the “Behavioral and Robotic Neurorehabilitation Laboratory” (Centro Neurolesi Bonino Pulejo, Messina, Italy), will deliver a unique symposia series on clinically feasible rehabilitation approaches based on robotics, virtual reality and telerehabilitation.

The LUNEX Professional Symposium fosters the maintenance, enhancement and continuous improvement of knowledge, skills and abilities of health and sports professionals and LUNEX students.

The Symposia are in English, free and open to LUNEX students and professionals in Sports and Rehabilitation.

 LUNEX University, 50, Avenue du Parc des Sports, L-4671 Differdange.

Symposia Rationale

The use of robotics in neurorehabilitation: from research to clinical practice

In recent decades, robotics to improve functional outcomes in patients with different neurological disorders has received a growing interest.

Research has focused on implementing either exoskeletons (e.g., Lokomat and Ekso-GT, Armeo) or end-effectors (Geo-system, Amadeo) as rehabilitative or assessment/assistive devices.

However, robotics in clinical practice has been limited by the devices’ high costs, reimbursement issues and the lack of specific protocols.

The Symposium will shed light on clinically feasible approaches and protocols based on such technology, leading to an open discussion on the relevance of robotics in rehabilitation.

Virtual reality and telerehabilitation: current knowledge and future perspective

Virtual Reality (especially the immersive one) is becoming a potentially effective tool for improving neurological patients’ motor and cognitive outcomes. Evidence demonstrates that patients (with regards to those affected by stroke) receiving VR achieve better results than those treated in more conventional ways.

Telerehabilitation is the use of ICT to provide rehabilitation services at a distance. Its use has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing a framework for the continuity of care in many countries. However, using these tools is far from being routinary in clinical practice.

The Symposium will provide transferable knowledge regarding the latest advancements and practical use of such approaches in clinics.

LUNEX – International University of Health, Exercise and Sports S.A.

50, avenue du Parc des Sports / 4671 Differdange / Luxembourg

Good to know

Application for a Bachelor’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. Take part in one of our Application Days. We will invite you to attend in person.
3. After successful participation in the Application Day we will email you with your study agreement. Please print it out, sign it and then send it to LUNEX University by post, along with the evidence documents specified in the email.

Application for a Master’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. If you have met all the prerequisites for the Master’s programme, we will email you with your study agreement. Please read it carefully, print it out and sign it.
3. In order to complete your application, please send the signed study agreement along with all other required evidence documents by post to LUNEX University.

As an applicant for one of our Bachelor’s programmes, you will be invited to attend an Application Day online. A selection procedure will take place on this day to check whether you meet the necessary prerequisites for the course.

More about the Application Day

The language of instruction in all courses at LUNEX University is English. You should therefore be able to speak and understand English well. You have the opportunity to participate in the Foundation Programme and improve your English if your language skills do not meet the entrnce requirements for study at Bachelor level.

We will inform you in the course of the application process which supporting documents have to be provided and when. In principle, we need the following documents for your application:

  • Copy of your personal ID
  • Copy of the highest educational and/or vocational qualification
  • Language certificate (if applicable)

Depending on the degree programme (Bachelor/Master) and your country of origin (EU/non-EU), further documents may be required. More details will be provided to you in good time.

To secure a study place, we recommend that you send us your documents as soon as possible – but at the latest two weeks before the start of your studies. If you are an applicant from outside the EU, you should note that the application process for a visa can take four to 60 days. Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time.