A web ontology for brain trauma patient computer-assisted rehabilitation

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;190:100-2.


In this paper we describe CABROnto, which is a web ontology for the semantic representation of the computer assisted brain trauma rehabilitation. This is a novel and emerging domain, since it employs the use of robotic devices, adaptation software and machine learning to facilitate interactive and adaptive rehabilitation care. We used Protégé 4.2 and Protégé-Owl schema editor. The primary goal of this ontology is to enable the reuse of the domain knowledge. CABROnto has nine main classes, more than 50 subclasses, existential and cardinality restrictions. The ontology can be found online at Bioportal.

MeSH terms

  • Biological Ontologies
  • Brain Injuries / classification
  • Brain Injuries / diagnosis
  • Brain Injuries / rehabilitation*
  • Documentation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Programming Languages
  • Rehabilitation / methods*
  • Software*
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Therapy, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Vocabulary, Controlled*