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Eda Tonga

Post-Doctoral Visiting Researcher

I joined to NDORMS Rehabilitation Research in Oxford team as a visiting postdoctoral researcher in September 2018. I’m working at Prof.Sallie Lamb’s projects (Implementation of Web-basedStrengthening and Stretching hand exercise programme for patients with rheumatoid arthritis). My main research project is “Technology-Assisted Hand Exercises in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis”. After graduated from Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation I had worked with patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. My Ph.D.subject was“Effectiveness of physical and occupational therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis”.I was awarded the ‘The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Health Professionals educational grant’ in 2013. Now I am a member of EULAR School of Rheumatology as HP teacher. As a post-doctoral scientist, my main research interests are rheumatologic-musculoskeletal, hand rehabilitation, ergonomics, and technology supported rehabilitation. Last three years I started to interest and work on e-health and m-Health implementations in rehabilitation and designing innovations for rheumatologic rehabilitation. I have been working with a research team with different disciplines (mechatronics, textile, computer and software engineers and industrial designers) for designing innovative usable technologies for Physical Therapy.