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Helen Lindner

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 303734

Room: P2152

Helen Lindner

About Helen Lindner

I am a senior lecturer in occupational therapy at Örebro University in Sweden. I have a BSc degree in Pharmacology at University College, London, UK, a MSc degree in Medical Informatics at University of London, UK and a BSc degree in Occupational Therapy at Örebro University, Sweden. In 2013 I received a PhD degree in Medical Sciences at Örebro University. My current work tasks include teaching occupation-based cognitive rehabilitation and working with patients of mild to severe cognitive impairments.  

 

Research

My two main research interests are (i)  to investigate cognitive functions in individuals with multiple disabilities (fig.1), and (ii) to explore the process in learning a multi-articulating prosthetic hand (fig.2). I use eye-tracking technology and motion analysis to quantify and understand attention, visuospatial skill, cognitive load and body movements in different patient groups and activities. My research goal is to integrate research results timely into current rehabilitation practice.  

In the following webinar, I present how I have used eye tracking glasses to trace cognitive processes duriing learning of multi-articulating prosthetic hands.  

https://www.tobiipro.com/news-events/on-demand-webinars/using-eyegaze-to-trace-cognitive-processes/


Teaching

I coordinate a course in occupational therapy for individuals with cognitive impairments, psychiatric disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders. I teach basic pharmacology to occupational therapy students and how medications affect occupational therapy interventions. 

 

Clinical practice

I meet patients with multiple disabilities and sensory difficulties at the Adult Habilitation Centre, Region Örebro County. I provide (1) training in using eye tracking to perform differen cognitive tasks, (2) provide treatments using multisensory environments for patients with sensory processing difficulties, such as children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

 

Collaborations 

I have three ongoing research collaborations within the field of upper limb prosthetics; one project is a collaboration with the researchers at University of Tokyo to develop the Japanese version of the Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control. The second project is a collaboration with the researchers at the University of Kobe to investigate cognitive load in using multifunction prosthetic hands. The third project is a collaboration with the researcher at the University of New Brunswick, Canada to explore the process in learning  multifunction prosthetic hands. 

 

Publications

Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Articles, reviews/surveys

Chapters in books

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Manuscripts