Cristina Suarez-Mejias

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Exploiting the use-dependent plasticity of our neuromuscular system, neuro-rehabilitation therapies are devised to help patients that suffer from injuries or diseases in this system, such as those caused by brain damage before or during birth or in the first years of life (e.g. due to cerebral palsy or obstetric brachial plexus palsy). These therapies take(More)
Traditional methods of rehabilitation require continuous attention of therapists during the therapy sessions. This is a hard and expensive task in terms of time and effort. In many cases, the therapeutic objectives cannot be achieved due to the overwork or the difficulty for therapists to plan accurate sessions according to the medical criteria. For this(More)
Memory rehabilitation and training is an important activity for patients with Acquired Brain Damage, including Cerebral Vascular Accident (stroke) and Traumatic Brain Injury patients. Although many interactive web-based and computer applications have been developed, the use of mobile devices apps has not been sufficiently studied from the point of view of(More)
An innovative algorithm has been developed for the segmentation of retroperitoneal tumors in 3D radiological images. This algorithm makes it possible for radiation oncologists and surgeons semiautomatically to select tumors for possible future radiation treatment and surgery. It is based on continuous convex relaxation methodology, the main novelty being(More)
The use of social media has become commonplace in society. Consequently, many people living with chronic conditions are turning to social media applications to support self-management. This paper presents a formative non-exhaustive review of research literature regarding the role of social media for diabetes type II empowerment. In our review, we identified(More)
Social robots have a great potential. With high movement capabilities and large computational capacity, they allow to perform varied tasks that were usually conducted by humans. One of these tasks are physical therapies, where a therapist guides a patient through the realisation of a set of exercises. A robot, equipped with a sophisticated artificial vision(More)
AYRA is software of virtual reality for training, planning and optimizing surgical procedures. AYRA was developed under a research, development and innovation project financed by the Andalusian Ministry of Health, called VirSSPA. Nowadays AYRA has been successfully used in more than 1160 real cases and after proving its efficiency it has been introduced in(More)