Genoa, Galliera Hospital: The Ro.sa project to combat sarcopenia starts... thanks to a robot
Scuola di Robotica collaborates with the Unit "Recovery and functional rehabilitation" of the Galliera Hospital and the Department of Architecture and Design of the University of Genoa in a robot-assisted project.
Scuola di Robotica and Madlab collaborate with the "Functional Recovery and Rehabilitation" Unit of the Galliera Hospital of Genoa and with the Department of Architecture and Design of the University of Genoa in a robot-assisted project to counteract the loss of muscle strength in the azianum. The robot is Pepper.
The Ro.sa project, underway at the Galliera Hospital in Genoa, concerns the treatment of robot assisted sarcopenia.
Sarcopenia is the decrease in strength and muscle mass that occurs with increasing age so that older people have a limited muscle strength. The Ro.sa project (Robot for the treatment of sarcopenia in the elderly) aims to propose a series of exercises that can counteract sarcopenia in the elderly, both assisted robots and assisted human beings. Scuola di Robotica and Madlab participate by providing the robot Peper and its programming. The Department of Architecture and Design of the University of Genoa and the Galliera Hospital participate in the project.
The project was presented last October 11, 2019 at the Porto Antico in Genoa.
Professor Francesco Vallone, Director of the Functional Rehabilitation and Recovery Unit of the Galliera Hospital in Genoa, and one of the Coordinators of the Ro.sa project, described the phases: "At the end of the project, thanks to the monitoring of the activities with and without the Pepper robot, it will be possible to evaluate the effectiveness or not of the assisted robot activities".
Those wishing to participate in the project can call 010 5634400 and ask to participate in the project Ro-sa.