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Intelligent Health - Future Rehabilitation 2023

Welcome to the first ever Intelligent Health - Future Rehabilitation. A conference focusing on health technology in a clinical rehabilitation setting.

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the Intelligent health - Future rehabilitation conference.

Explore these topics impact on the future of rehabilitation: 

Get updated and interdisciplinary perspectives on rehabilitation health technology, providing you with insights from various fields. 

Our conference provides a platform for bridging the gap between key stakeholders. 

Intelligent Health - Future Rehabilitation 2023 presents speakers from around the world with representation from academia, civil society, and the industry.

Preliminary Program

  • 19 October

    Registrations starts at 09:00.

    Opening remarks

    • Einar Magnus Strand, CEO at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Christen Krogh, Rector at OsloMet

    Overview of the field

    • 10:20 Road to digitalization in healthcare - what to learn from finance? by Eivind Gjemdal CEO at Bits
    • 10:45 Personalized medicine; What's new? by Ketil Widerberg, general manager at Oslo Cancer Cluster
    • 11:10 Break
    • 11:40 Clinical Virtual Reality: A Brief Review of the Future! by Albert "Skip" Rizzo, Director of the Medical Virtual Reality and Institute for Creative Technologies and Research Professor at University of Southern California 
    • 12:25 Lunch break 

     Examples from the field

    • 13:45 Professionals interviewing maltreated children supported via artificial avatars by Gunn Astrid Baugerud, Associate Professor at OsloMet 
    • 14:05 Social cognition; VR training after traumatic brain injury by Martin Matre, clinical neuropsychologist at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital and PhD-candidate at University of Oslo
    • 14:25 Humanoid robots in healthcare - a friend or an enemy? by Linda Sørensen, specialist occupational therapist at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital and PHD Candidate at University of Agder
    • 15:05 Break 
    • 15:35 Examples from recent brain injury studies. Making sure rehabilitation research makes a difference for real life problems by Marianne Løvstad, clinical neuropsychologist at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital and Professor at University of Oslo

    Panel discussion

    • 15:55 Unmet needs in community-based rehabilitation - what is needed? by Geir Sundet, Director, evaluation & Analytics, Risk & Regulatory at KPMG
    • 16:25 Panel discussion: How to meet future needs of rehabilitation services
    • 17:00 Dinner
  • 20 October

    Registration starts at 08:30

    Technologies in Rehabilitation

    • 09:00 Wearable Sensing Technologies for Rehabilitation and the Health Metaverse by Chwee Teck Lim, Chair Professor at National University of Singapore and Director at Institute for Health Innovation and Technology

    Examples from the field

    • 09:45 Paired associative stimulation in spinal cord injury rehabilitation by Anastasia Shulga, Head of department; Ward for demanding rehabilitation, Helsinki University Hospital
    • 10:30 Break
    • 11:00 The shift in spinal cord injury rehabilitation by Fin Biering-Sørensen, Clinical Professor at Rigshospitalet Copenhagen
    • 11:30 Telerehabilitation for post-stroke aphasia by Hege Prag Øra, Medical doctor and specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital and lecturer at University of Oslo.
    • 11:50 Potential of respiratory therapy in spinal cord injury by Anja Raab, PostDoc researcher and physiotherapist at University Hospital of Bern
    • 12:10 Lunch Break
    • 13:10 AI in rehabilitation by Michael Riegler, Professor at OsloMet and chief research scientist/ research professor at SimulaMet
    • 13:30 Sensor technology innovation in Spinal cord injury by Thomas Glott, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

    Research methodology

    • 13:50 Quantitative Measurements in Rehabilitation Research: Balancing Precision with Sound Judgment  by Terje Gjøvaag, Associate Professor at OsloMet and Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital
    • 14:10 Research methodology in rehabilitations by Cecilie Røe, Professor at Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo

    Closing remarks

    14:55 Closing remarks with Carl Christian Thodesen, Vice-rector for societal impact and knowledge exchange at OsloMet

About the organisers

The conference is organized in joint collaboration between Sunnaas Rehabilitation Cluster at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital ( and Intelligent health initiative at OsloMet (

  • About Intelligent Health

    Intelligent helse at OsloMet is a strategic initiative and a collaboration between the faculty of health sciences and faculty of technology, art, and design.  

    Intelligent health aims to contribute knowledge and solutions that promote health and prevent disease focusing on technological development and implementation. The main goals of Intelligent health are to strengthen research and innovation environments, develop collaboration with private and public sectors, and contribute to leading education within health and technology. 

  • About Sunnaas Rehabilitation Cluster

    Sunnaas Rehabilitation Cluster (SRC) is a vibrant collaboration, in a working hospital environment, where partners from the hospital, academic institutions and industry have access to competence and state-of-the-art infrastructure for innovation, implementation and evaluation of the next generation rehabilitation programs, services and technologies.  

Practical information

The Intelligent Health - Future Rehabilitation 2023 is taking place at the Oslo Metropolitan University, Pilestredet Campus ( that is located in the center  of Oslo, in Pilestredet 32.

How to get to Pilestredet 32

Are you staying in Oslo for the conference? There are several hotels nearby.


Do you want to have a stand at our conference? More information and contact details here (


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Contact Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

Ingeborg Guttormsgaard Austrått, Adviser
Phone: +47 40 48 46 44