2021/07/21 | People | Robotics

Laura Marchal-Crespo receives Vidi grant

The Dutch Research council has awarded Laura Marchal-Crespo a Vidi grant to develop "the worldwide first robotic system able to provide affordable hyper-realistic sensorimotor training that allows for a trustworthy user-friendly therapy personalization", according to the TU Delft. Laura Marchal-Crespo leads the Motor Learning and Neurorehabilitation lab at the ARTORG Center and is Associate Professor at the Delft University of Technology.

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As the Delft University of Technology reported on 14 July 2021, Laura Marchal-Crespo is one of two TU Delft researchers to receive a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. With the grant, she intends to work on a robotical assisted neurorehabilitation solution that can incorporate sensorimotor feedback to increase neuroplasticity for a variety of neurorehabiliation purposes, amongst other post-stroke recovery.

Laura Marchal Crespo is member of the department of Cognitive Robotics at the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering in Delft. She also heads the lab for Motor Learning and Rehabilitation at the ARTORG Center.