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Barrow Neuro-Rehabilitation Robotics and Technology Symposium

Course Description

This interdisciplinary symposium will focus on the current evidence based practice and research for the use of robotics and technology in therapy. The symposium will provide an educational opportunity for rehabilitation professionals focusing on rehabilitative treatment interventions with robotics and technology. The therapists will have opportunities to trial the devices with self-directed access in a workshop format.

Course Learning Objectives

  • The participants will be able to state 3 robotics or technologies that are used for ambulation/gait training and are available and approved for patient use by the FDA for patient use
  • The participants will be able to state 3 robotics or technologies for upper extremity rehab that are available and approved for patient use by the FDA
  • The participants will be able to state 2 strategies on how to use a robotic or therapeutic device off label
  • The participants will state a future way to control robotics/technology for therapy

Registration Information

Early Bird (Before 3/23/24)Late registration (after 3/23/24)
Barrow/Dignity Health Employees$110.00$140.00
Outside Participants$130.00$160.00
Barrow StudentsFreeFree
Registration fee includes: Symposium, program materials, and continuing education credits.
Refund and cancellation policy: Barrow reserves the right to cancel or change any program for due causes. Cancellation of this program by Barrow or by the participant prior to the start of the conference will result in a full refund of tuition. Please contact the CME office at at least 7 days prior to the start of the symposium for any special needs requests or accommodations.

CME Information and Disclosures

  • Approved by APTA AZ and AOTA for 13.5 and 13.0 CEUs, respectively.

Course Completion Requirements

  • To obtain OT or PT CEUs from this symposium, you must login and logout and be in attendance throughout the agenda to receive full CEUs.  PT, and OT are not eligible for partial credit and must attend the course in its entirety to receive CEUs.
  • Completion of the online post course evaluation is required.

Date, Time, and Location

Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2024

Barrow Neurological Institute
2910 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
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Target Audience

This program is designed for occupational therapists, physical therapists, robotics/neurotechnology vendors, and engineers.

Speaker Information

All times refer to Arizona time (Mountain Standard Time).

Day 1- Check-In7:30 AM
Trent Maruyama, OTR/L, CKTPWelcome (8:00 AM)
Michael T. Lawton, MDBarrow Innovation (8:08 AM)
Zen KohUse/Growth of Robotics in Rehab (8:15 AM)
Lynn WelchAR/VR in Therapy (9:05 AM)
Break9:50 AM
Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhDEnd User Perspective of What Works (10:20 AM)
Rohit John VargheseB Sync Therapy (11:10 AM)
Lunch Break12:00 PM
Robotics Trials A (Marley Lobby)Participant Group 1 (Concurrent at 1:00 PM)
Robotics Trials B (Sonntag Pavilion)Participant Group 2 (Concurrent at 1:00 PM)
Robotics Trials C (Stained Glass Lobby)Participant Group 3 (Concurrent at 1:00 PM)
Robotics Trials A (Marley Lobby)Participant Group 3 (Concurrent at 2:40 PM)
Robotics Trials B (Sonntag Pavilion)Participant Group 1 (Concurrent at 2:40 PM)
Robotics Trials C (Stained Glass Lobby)Participant Group 2 (Concurrent at 2:40 PM)
Closing Statements4:30 PM
Reception5:00 PM
Day 2- Check-In7:30 AM
Trent Maruyama, OTR/L, CKTPOpening Statements (8:00 AM)
Nicholas Au Yong, MD, PhDAdvances/Future of Robotics – BCI (8:10 AM)
Trent Maruyama, OTR/L, CKTP
Jeremy Palmiscno, OTD, OTR/L
Robotics Workshop: Off Label Use of Robotics (9:00 AM)
Break9:45 AM
Participant Groups 1, 2, & 3(Concurrent at 10:15 AM)
Lunch 11:45 PM
Free to Trial Any Devices12:45 AM
Trent Maruyama, OTR/L, CKTP
Sam Schaffer PT, DPT
Device Innovation (2:50 PM)
To be determinedPatient Panel (3:25 PM)
Closing Statements 3:15 PM

Exhibitors and Devices

CompanyDevices Exhibited
Fourier IntelligenceEmu & ExoMotus M4
Ekso/Ekso East (Indego)Ekso & Indego
AretechZero G
RKB Instruments (HTS)Neuro Sensorimotor Integrator
RestorativeTherapiesXcite & RT-300
TyroMotionDiego & Tyro Station
Harmonic BionicsHarmony SHR
Barrett MedicalBURT
BioservoCarbon Hand
DIHAndago & Armeo Spring Pro
Thera TrainerBalo & Senso
Corpus VRCorpus VR
PenumbraReal System
NextStep RoboticsNextStep

Course Director

Trent Maruyama, OTR/L, CKTP
Program Manager
Rehabilitation Technology
Neuro-Rehabilitation Center

Barrow Neurological Institute Faculty

Michael T. Lawton, MD
President and CEO
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery
Chief, Neurovascular Surgery

Jeremy Palmiscno, OTD, OTR/L

Sam Schaffer PT, DPT

Invited Faculty

Nicholas Au Yong, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Biomechanical Engineering, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology

Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD
Director, Max Näder Center for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

Zen Koh
Global CEO/Co-Founder Fourier Intelligence

Rohit John Varghese
Engineering Leadership, Contoro Robotics

Lynna Welch
Chief Growth Officer, Lucid Reality Labs


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