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Pediatric Rehab Research Group

Die Forschungsgruppe ​ist besetzt mit Fachleuten aus Bewegungs- und Neurowissenschaften, Biologie, Physiotherapie, Pflegewissenschaften, Neuropsychologie und Ingenieurswesen.



​19.11.2014​: Anna Müller Grocholski Prizes awarded


On the occasion of the annual symposium of the Swiss Association of Pediatric Rehabilitation, the Anna Müller Grocholski Prizes were awarded in two different categories. We are proud to inform that in the category "concept/project", Judith Graser and Petra Marsico won the first prize with their concept "Reach for the stars" and Tabea Aurich Schuler followed on second place with her "Practical recommendations for robot-assisted treadmill therapy". In the category "not yet published research", Rob Labruyère won the first prize with the study "Brain activation of children in a rehabilitation robot". The award come with a purse of CHF 2500.- and additionally, the expenses for the attendance of next year's European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) in Copenhagen are covered.

​23.10.2014​: Best talk award at the 4th FZK/CRC Retreat


Congratulations to Anne-Laure Mouthon for winning one of four best oral presentation awards at the 4nd FZK/CRC Retreat at the Tagungszentrum Schloss Au. Her abstract was entitled: A‐L. Mouthon, H.J. van Hedel, A. Meyer‐Heim, R. Huber. Longitudinal changes in the build‐up of sleep slow wave activity in young patients recovering from acquired brain injury.

​06.10.2014​: SNF Grant acquired

Our Rehab Research Group has succeeded in acquiring a prestigious and higly-competitive research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project „Playful assessment of selective voluntary motor control in children with congenital or acquired brain lesions“ was chosen from a plethora of 1180 submissions. With the awarded funding, a part of the test development of an improved objective assessment of selective voluntary motor control will be financed.

​01.0​7.2014​: Research funding from FZK/CRC


​For the 4th time, the Children’s Research Center is able to promote 3 research projects of junior scientists in 3 different categories. This year, Rob Labruyère was awarded the grant worth CHF 60’000.- in the category „Clinical-inter​​ventional Research“ for his project „Monitoring Everyday Motor Activity in Children“.​

09.01.2014​: Science Award of Reha Rheinfelden

The Rheinfelden Rehabilitation Clinic has chosen a project from the PRRG for its Science Award 2013 for scientific achievements in the field of therapeutics. The second Science Award was granted for the paper "Requirements for and impact of a serious game for neuro-pediatric robot-assisted gait training", authored by Rob Labruyère, Corinna Gerber, Karin Birrer-Brütsch, Andreas Meyer-Heim and Hubertus van Hedel, which was published in "Research in Developmental Disabilities" last year. Out of six applications, the jury chose this work as the best. The award comes with a certificate and untitled1.bmpa CHF 1500.- purse.

Awardee Dr. Rob Labruyère (second from left) together with (from left) Matthias Mühlheim, Manager, Dr. Corina Schuster-Amft, Head of Research, and Prof. Dr. med. Thierry Ettlin, Medical Director of the Rheinfelden Rehabilitation Clinic.