Scientific and technical infrastructure
For the development of translational research, the Institut Guttmann has an extensive set of unique scientific infrastructures, including:
- Robotic systems for neurorehabilitation that allow intensification of the treatment, monitoring and customisation of the activity at the same time as systematising the interventions, which promotes the application of the scientific method.
- Objective and quantitative motion analysis that evaluates the impact of interventions, investigates the pathophysiological mechanisms, and improves collaboration with technology partners, promoting “bottom-up” research.
- Cognitive telerehabilitation platform that allows the design of intensive and custom treatment plans, while extracting the maximum level of efficiency and effectiveness in the execution of each task.
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation which, in combination with stereotactic guide systems from neuroimaging, allows modulation of cortical brain activity.
- Transcranial DC stimulation (tDCS) which, combined with techniques of visual illusion or virtual reality, allows more effective therapeutic interventions in various neurological disorders, such as chronic aphasia, neuropathic pain, disorders of motor control etc.
- Advanced neurophysiology laboratory for typing patients at a subclinical level and to develop a biological database aimed at the selection of candidates for participation in advanced clinical trials, such as regenerative medicine.
- QvidLab – Laboratory of Quality of Life Enhancing Measures and the Autonomy of People with Neurological Disability – created in 2006, applies information technology, advanced statistics and artificial intelligence to promote the generation of knowledge about disabilities from data derived from the clinical activity and the conditions of reintegration of this group.
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