Fondazione Ospedale San Camillo (FOSC) The San Camillo Hospital (Venice, Italy) was founded in 1928 by the religious order "Camilliani". In 1962 the Hospital initiated collaboration with the University of Padua for the treatment of the patients affected by neurological disease. Afterwards, other National and International Research Centres were linked to the Hospital, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and the Karolinska Institutet (SWE). During the last 20 years, the Hospital specialized its activity in the field of neurological rehabilitation encompassing several neurological diseases (Severe Cerebral Lesions, Cerebro-vascular Diseases, Myelo-lesions, Degenerative conditions of the CNS), with more than 100 beds dedicated to the rehabilitation of neurological patients. In March 2005, the Ministry of Health recognized the San Camillo Hospital as Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care specialized in motor, cognitive and behavioural rehabilitation of neurological diseases changing its name in the actual San Camillo Hospital Foundation. The research lines include: experimental and clinical neuro-biology, clinical neurophysiology, neuro-pharmacology, neuro-psychological rehabilitation, telemedicine and innovative technologies in rehabilitation. The Institute has more than 400 employees.

Role: The main role of FOSC is to provide knowledge in the advanced neurophysiologic analysis of the upper limb voluntary movement in stroke patients and in the clinical development of the experimental devices (robotics and stimulators) in order to be feasibly applicable to the largest stroke population. Moreover the FOSC will provide the ideal environment to sustain the necessary clinical trial to test both in the preliminary and final stage the new robot/prosthesis generation.

Key competences and facilities: State of the art stroke rehabilitation facilities, both or research and clinical purposes, including rehabilitation robotics, and virtual reality equipments. Have access to a large number of stroke patient with different types of pathology.