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PhD defence: Jose Manuel Cerdan de Las Heras

Tele-rehabilitation with a Virtual Autonomous Agent in Chronic Lung Diseases

Info about event

Time

Tuesday 18 October 2022,  at 13:00 - 15:00

Location

Auditoriet, Konferencecenter, Indgang 50B, Nordsjællands Hospital, Dyrehavevej 29, 3400 Hillerød

On Tuesday 18 October at 13:00, Jose Manuel Cerdan de Las Heras defends his PhD dissertation entitled "Tele-Rehabilitation with a Virtual Autonomous Agent in Chronic Lung Diseases".

Rehabilitation is part of the treatment for patients with chronic lung diseases but the high number of dropouts due to frailty, distance to the hospital and the higher health care expenses due to increasing numbers of elderly and patients with chronic diseases request for actions introducing new digital solutions that can empower patients to cope with their disease and train physically at home. New technologies have been developed to treat patients remotely.

A new PhD project from Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy has investigated the effect of a new digital technology called The Virtual Autonomous Physiotherapist Agent (VAPA). VAPA is a state-of-the-art virtual clone of the physiotherapist and teaches patients how to train and cope with the disease, guides and motivates them to a more physically active lifestyle.

The results of three clinical trials support the use of VAPA in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and sarcoidosis.

The summary is written by the PhD student.

The defence is public and takes place at Auditoriet, Konferencecenter, Indgang 50B, Nordsjællands Hospital, Dyrehavevej 29, 3400 Hillerød. Please read the attached press release for more information.

Contact

PhD student Jose Manuel Cerdan de Las Heras

Mail: jose.manuel.cerdan.de.las.heras@regionh.dk

Phone: (+45) 30648283

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