Workshops and lab visit

Friday, June 7

Selected people have received a letter of approval for the demos.

Joint hands-on workshop I: Endovascular thrombectomy, stents and embolization

Time and place: Friday 7.6.2019, Group I 8-10, Group II 10-12 and Group III 13-15, Hotel Scandic.Kuopio

English description

Hands on neuroendovascular workshop for mechanical trombectomy on acute stroke. Haptic high fidelity simulators are utilized for training techniques such as clot retrieval and stenting. Participants work 2 hours in pairs under expert guidance.

Target audience

Neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists specializing in endovascular neurointervention

Participants Maximum 12 (6 pairs)

Simulator Mentis Vist G5 (two sets)

Equipment Stryker Ltd


1. Petri Saari, MD, PhD, KUH Neuroradiology, Chief physician

2. Antti Lindgren, MD, PhD, KUH Neurosurgery

2 pairs per one instructor

Technical support

Jorma Grejer and Pieter Roels, Stryker Ltd

Joint hands-on workshop II: Transcranial Doppler

Time and place: Friday 7.6.2019, at 9:00-12.00, Hotel Scandic, Kuopio


  • provide participants with information on evidence-based indications for TCD in stroke
  • introduce to TCD devices
  • demonstrate basic TCD investigation
  • train basics of TCD technique in guided hands-on groups
  • demonstrated the performation of TCD bubble test (video, translated from Finnish)


09:00-09:20 Welcome & introduction

09:20-09:40 Evidence-based indications for TCD in stroke

09:40-10:00 Performance of basic TCD examination & bubble test

10:00-10:30 Demonstration of TCD devices and basic TCD examination

10:30-12:00 Guided hands-on in groups (M1, BA, VA)

Teachers: Petra Ijäs, Risto Roine, Lauri Soinne

Participants: max. 18 persons (3 demonstrations, 6 persons/demonstration)

Lab visit: Robot-assisted rehabilitation and motion analysis in neurorehabilitation

Time and place: Friday 7.6.2019, at 10.30-12.15, in front of the Hotel Scandic (by bus)

English description

HUMEA laboratory features human motion capture facilities, versatile biosignal measurement systems and a collaborative robot arm. By combining robotics, motion capture and musculoskeletal modeling, new methods for upper limb rehabilitation are developed. Furthermore, motion capture is applied to analyse dance of both professional dancers and stroke survivors.

Teacher: Pasi Karjalainen, University of Eastern Finland

Participants: max. 30 persons