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Camila Quel de Oliveira wins Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing Prize 2021

Camila Quel de Oliveira wins Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing Prize 2021

We are excited to announce that Dr Camila Quel de Oliveira has won the Spinal Research Institute’s Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing Prize 2021. Her article discusses her SpinalCure-funded research on the use of robotics to improve arm and hand rehabilitation for people with SCIs. 

Published in Why Research Matters: A collection of spinal cord research from around the world, she asks, “Can robots be the new therapists in rehabilitation of the arm and hand after SCI?”

The objective of the publication is to share and demystify the important work happening around the world in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) research. It also aids international collaboration in SCI research.

Duncan Wallace, Executive Director of SpinalCure, said “Dr Quel de Oliveira is the lead researcher on the study testing the feasibility of robotics-assisted game-based arm and hand rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury (SCI).  SpinalCure funded the study due to its potential to greatly improve rehabilitation outcomes, and also to help improve outcomes when combined with other interventions such as neurostimulation.”

More information

Read Dr Quel de Oliveira’s paper in Why Research Matters (pages 10-11).

Learn more about the study.

Read SpinalCure Scientist series: Dr Quel de Oliveira talks SCI research and robotics.