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Published on October 03, 2011

RIC’s Smartphone Technology Named One of Chicago’s “Biggest Ideas”

CHICAGO, IL—RIC’s researchers and physicians were among those featured in Time Out Chicago’s “Chicago’s Biggest Ideas issue” for their collaboration on a new research trial that uses smartphone technology to track and measure the movements of people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Researcher Konrad Kording explained how patients are benefitting from this approach through RIC’s Center for Parkinson's Rehabilitation, which goes beyond medication and surgical options with expert therapy that dramatically approves patients’ ability to move better, think clearer and talk louder.

Read the story in Time Out Chicago, or learn more about this novel program here.

About the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is the nation’s top-ranked provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world. Ranked #1 by both U.S. News and World Report and the U.S. National Institutes of Health, RIC holds an unparalleled market distinction.

With a record eight multi-year, multi-million dollar federal research designations awarded and funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Education’s National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the areas of spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, neurological rehabilitation, outcomes research, bionic medicine/rehabilitation engineering research, and pediatric orthopedics, RIC operates the largest rehabilitation research enterprise in the world.

RIC also operates its 182-bed, flagship hospital in downtown Chicago, as well as a network of more than 40 sites of care distributed throughout the Midwest, through which it delivers inpatient, day rehabilitation, and outpatient services.

Founded in 1954, RIC has been designated the “#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America” by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991. RIC sets the standard of care in the post-acute market through its innovative applied research and discovery programs, particularly in the areas of neuroscience, bionic medicine, musculoskeletal medicine and technology transfer. For more information, go to

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