What is MiNT?
MiNT (Masterclass in Neurotechnology) unites clinicians, researchers, engineers, technology experts and patients who use the devices as part of their rehabilitation. The concept was developed to bridge the gap between technology and clinical practise.
A series of innovative educational events heralds a progressive, ambitious drive to bring clinical experience into the product design stage of neuro technology rather than the end-user stage.
Conferences, workshops, presentations and practical sessions allow for a range of opportunities to get involved with differing areas of interest and specialities.
The MiNT concept is a holistic, structured approach to identifying and overcoming the complex, systemic problems which limit and restrict the implementation and application of advanced technology into clinical practise.
Neurological rehabilitation is driven by the process of neuroplasticity; the ability of the central nervous system to reorganise itself by formatting new neural connections in life and in response to injury. It adjusts its actions in response to new situations and the demands placed upon it.
The MiNT concept will empower the therapist to use technology as part of an intensive rehabilitation program to drive neuroplasticity through a process of clinical reasoning, education, research and product development.
Feedback from #MINT18:
“A fantastic event, taking the fear out of neurotech and great opportunity for learning and networking.”
“Fantastic theoretical underpinnings covering a broad range of interesting, relevant topics. Speed dating! A great idea and perfect length as an introduction. Very well organised and chaired.”
The aim is that we can get in at the development stage so that the end products are clinically relevant and have benefitted from the input of real patients and clinical device specialists who can demonstrate the issues and problems in real time and influence better product design and effectiveness. The results will be better neuro technology which clinicians have helped to create for patients who have the opportunity to try out and improve the usefulness of the devices.