Dr Derek Jones
Anatomical Concepts (UK) Ltd & Fixxl Ltd
An MBA qualified, Non-Executive Director and Board Executive, with a demonstrable track record of success spanning 20 + years gained in rehabilitation engineering, bio-engineering, R&D and high level academic roles in the medical technology and healthcare sectors. Technically-minded, and able to call upon a strong background to identify, harness and drive forward new technologies and product innovations in the medical technology sector - including applications to support spinal cord injury, hand rehabilitation, diabetic foot care, prosthetics and orthotics and cognitive rehabilitation.
Embodied Cognition – A role in rehabilitation
We have long recognised that the mind and body are linked and that one influences the other. However, we used to think that the mind - body link was a top down one. We now see that things are rather different. It is as if the mind acts as a “User interface” rather than an Operating System. The operating traffic goes two ways - from body to mind just as much as mind to body. Embodied cognition is a field of study, seen by some as a ‘silent revolution’ that explores the link between body and mind and this presentation reviews the relevance of this to rehabilitation.
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