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Dr. Huub van Hedel



Head Pediatric Rehab Research Group
Rehabilitation Centre
University Children’s Hospital Zurich

Mühlebergstr. 104
CH-8910 Affoltern am Albis

Tel.: +41 44 762 52 91
Fax: +41 44 762 51 22

Main Goals, Keywords

My main goals are to optimize sensory-motor learning in children and adults with neurological disorders, to develop outcome measures required for clinical trials and rehabilitation and to evaluate the effectiveness of various rehabilitation interventions, including the clinical application of robots.

Keywords: Pediatrics, spinal cord injury, walking function, hand function, adaptive locomotor behaviour, outcome measures, rehabilitation intervention.

Group Members

1 senior research fellow, 3 PhD students, 2 research associates

Previous and Current Research

My previous research focussed on the development and validation of outcome measures to evaluate clinical trials and rehabilitation in the field of spinal cord injury. My current research continues with outcome research, especially for the field of pediatric neurorehabilitation. In addition, motor learning in children and adolescents and the evaluation of the effectiveness of existing and new active rehabilitation interventions, including the use of rehabilitation robotics, are investigated.

Future Projects

Future projects are focussed on optimizing the rehabilitation process of children and adolescents.

Techniques and Equipment

Clinical outcome measures, Gaitrite, EMG, rehabilitation robots for the upper and lower extremity, NIRS, EEG.

Selected Publications

Selected Lectures, Seminars or Colloquia


International Spinal Research Trust, London; EMDO Foundation, Zurich; Betty and David Koetser Foundation, Zurich



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