Educational Needs in Neurological Rehabilitation – “Brain4Train” Survey Outcomes from European Countries

  • Joanna BartnickaEmail author
  • Cristina Herrera
  • Raquel Portilla
  • Agnieszka Zietkiewicz
  • Katarzyna Mleczko
  • Esteban Pavan
  • Enrique Varela Donoso
  • David Garrido
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 785)


The aim of this paper is to present the first outcomes of an international project titled “Development of innovative Training contents based on the applicability of Virtual Reality in the field of Stroke Rehabilitation”. Particularly two aspects were described: (1) recognition of educational needs of medics who support neurological patients in their rehabilitation process, (2) the concept of structure and contents of an e-learning course about this topic.

The methodology was based on a questionnaire that was spread among professionals within European countries and, then, on focus group panels deepening selected results obtained in the survey. The questionnaire included 7 categories and 24 questions in total, covering the key training needs in as the field of using virtual reality tools and biomechanical technologies in post-stroke rehabilitation. The major findings of the research allowed describing the subjects of four training modules and learning sessions that were the groundwork for preparing cross-sectional matrix of competencies, skills and knowledge for innovative technology-based post-stroke rehabilitation.


International survey Online course Post-stroke rehabilitation Virtual Reality Biomechanical systems Brain4train 



This work has been done under the project “Development of innovative Training contents based on the applicability of Virtual Reality in the field of Stroke Rehabilitation”, contract number 2017-1-PL01-KA202-038370. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joanna Bartnicka
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cristina Herrera
    • 2
  • Raquel Portilla
    • 2
  • Agnieszka Zietkiewicz
    • 1
  • Katarzyna Mleczko
    • 1
  • Esteban Pavan
    • 3
  • Enrique Varela Donoso
    • 4
  • David Garrido
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Production EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Instituto de Biomecánica de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  3. 3.Fondazione Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineRotterdamNetherlands

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