Collaborative design involves all stakeholders during the creation process, from planning to feedback and improvements. A good planned collaborative design process ensures that the outcome is both functional and meets expectations. Currently, research in rehabilitation technologies is going over the edges; however, the application to real-life scenarios is still challenging.
How can we facilitate the technological transfer between applied research and clinical needs?
How can we apply collaborative design strategies in the field of rehabilitation technology to bridge the gap between research and clinics?
During the workshop, speakers from three different fields will try to address these inquiries. Representatives from research, clinic and industry will offer their point of view on how to set up an effective technology transfer model for rehabilitative devices from research to the industrial world. These three worlds will meet to discuss and propose how the research solutions can become real applications for the end-users.
Different design paradigms will be proposed. The session will start with a presentation of the Rehab Technologies IIT-INAIL Lab design approach, presenting the rehabilitation devices developed within the lab (with remotely and in presence demos) and explaining the user-centered design strategy that drove the design of such devices. Furthermore, invited speakers will present selected case studies to promote their approach on research and devices development. Finally, an objective discussion between the involved speakers will focus on rehabilitation technologies and the proposed different collaborative design paradigms. Moreover, attendees will have the opportunity to actively participate in the discussion and engage in the subsequent brainstorming session.