Fundació Institut Guttmann (Spain)

Established in 1965, Fundació Institut Guttmann (non-profit organization) is a leading hospital in the medical treatment, surgery and full rehabilitation of patients with Spinal Cord Injury, Acquired Brain Damage or any other serious neurological disability. Its goal is to provide the most comprehensive, customized and specialized medical and rehabilitation care at the highest human, scientific and technical level. A team of nearly 400 practitioners and a record of 20.000 treated patients make GUT one of the most specialized hospitals of its kind. As a research Institute, affiliated to the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, its mission is the development of education, scientific and research aspects in the area of neuroscience in general, and neurorehabilitation and technologies applied to personal independence in particular. Collaboration between the hospital and the education institute allows for the optimization, generation and transfer of new expertise in this specialized scientific area. With three established research lines (Neurorehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury, Neurorehabilitation of Acquired Brain Damage, and Pediatric Neurorehabilitation) and six transverse strategic programs on translational research (Bioengineering applied to the person’s functional independence; Neurostimulation, Neuromodulation and non-invasive stimulation; ICT applied to neuropsychological rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation; Neurorehabilitation of digestive function; Regenerative medicine applied to SCI and ABD; and Analysis of results applied to knowledge generation). During the 2002-2016 period, GUT has worked in 223 research studies, produced a total of 266 scientific indexed articles (with an accumulated impact factor of 778’26), with 754 submissions to national and international specialized conferences.

Montserrat Bernabeu

José Maria Tormos

Sara Laxe

Joan Sauri

Alejandro Garcia

Eloy Opisso

Marta Rudilla

Imma Estella