Rehabilitation refers to use of a set of interventions designed to optimize functioning and reduce disability in individuals with health conditions while interacting with their environment. In other words, rehabilitation helps a child, adult or older person to be as independent as possible in everyday activities of daily living. Anybody may need rehabilitation at some point in their lives, following an injury, surgery, disease or illness, or because their functioning has declined with age. Despite the fact that there are several breakthroughs in the field of rehabilitation aimed to promote recovery of individuals, the accessibility, availability, and utilization of rehabilitation services and their cost-effectiveness still remain as major issues. Rehabilitation spans over a wide spectrum, such as use of assistive technology (which are tools, equipment, and products that help people with disabilities move and function), physical therapy (helping to improve one’s strength, mobility, and fitness), and cognitive rehabilitation therapy (helping one to relearn or improve skills related to thinking, learning, memory, planning, and decision making) etc. that form the foundation of many scientific endeavours. The Centre for Biomedical Engineering at IIT Gandhinagar has a team of researchers from several disciplines working collaboratively across our institution and beyond with an aim to bring cutting-edge solutions in the field of rehabilitation that could be easily accessible and feasible in clinical settings as well as home-based settings. Many of the rehabilitation solutions developed and validated over years of research are now geared for Lab-to-Market translation with an aim to reach out to the society and have its imprint on the communities at large.
Biomedical and Bio-imaging Faculty
Biomedical and Bio-imaging in the news:
Congratulations to BU BME Professors Chris Chen, Joyce Wong and Mark Grinstaff on being elected 2021 Fellows of The International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.