The nBio, the Biomedical Neuroengineering Research Group at UMH organises the IWART 2016- International Workshop on Assistive & Rehabilitation Technology. The IWART 2016 will be held in the Aula Magna at Altabix Building-Miguel Hernandez University and some social events will be held at Huerto del Cura Hotel.

Organizing committee:

  • Nicolás García Aracil, (General Chair)
  • Eduardo Fernández Jover
  • José María Sabater Navarro
  • Ramón P. Ñeco García
  • Rafael Puerto Manchón
  • Francisco J. Badesa Clemente
  • Juan A. Barios Heredero
  • Luis Daniel LLedo Perez
  • Jorge Díez Pomares
  • Arturo Bertomeu Motos
  • Santiago Ezquerro García
  • José Mª Catalan Orts
  • Andrea Blanco Ivorra
  • Irene Delegido Bernabe

Scientific committee:

  • Nicolás García Aracil, nbio, UMH
  • Yiannis Demiris, Imperial College, UK
  • Eduardo Fernández Jover, nbio, UMH
  • José María Sabater Navarro, nbio, UMH
  • Alex Mihailidis, Toronto Rehab Institute-UHN / University of Toronto
  • Surjo R. Soekadar, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
  • Eugenio Guglielmelli, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
  • Loredana Zollo, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
  • Jeffrey W. Jutai, Faculty of Health Sciences / University of Ottawa
  • Jean Daly, Cedar Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Suzanne Martin, Ulster University, UK
  • Raphael Singer, Biomechatronic Systems, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
  • Ana Maiques, Neuroelectrics, Barcelona, Spain
  • Thierry Keller, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, San Sebastian, Spain
  • Jan Venema, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, San Sebastian, Spain
  • Mariano Alcañiz, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Valery Naranjo, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Nicola Vitiello, BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
  • Simona Crea, BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
  • Rui Loureiro, Aspire CREATe – Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology,UK
  • Jose María Tormos, Instituto Guttman, Spain

Aula Magna- Altabix Building at Miguel Hernandez University of Elche

The university setting in Elche is an ideal place for conferences and meetings, due to its great capacity (up to 400 people) in its halls, with the shape of an amphitheatre, especially the Aula Magna in the building known as Edificio Altabix. IWART2016 will be held in the Aula Magna at Altabix Building.

The UMH is located in front of the bus and train stations, only ten minutes walk from the city centre, with very easy access from the Mediterraneans motorway and from the ring roads around the outskirts of the city. There are three large parking areas and it is connected with a city bus line.



Huerto del cura Hotel

Huerto del Cura has a unique location within the Elche’s Palmeral palm tree gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and a sauna.

The low-rise Huerto del Cura buildings are surrounded by lush gardens. Rooms include free WiFi and air conditioning.

The Els Capellans restaurant offers à la carte Mediterranean food. There is also a fine wine cellar. In summer, Els Capellans Summer Terrace opens by the pool, offering cocktails and chill out music.

The hotel is in the middle of the 20,000 m² Palmeral, a short walk from Elche city centre. Sights include the historic Santa María Church. The city is only 15 kilometres from the Costa Blanca. Alicante Airport is within 12 kilometres



20 October 2016