James Patton, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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James L. Patton

James L. Patton, PhD

  • Senior Research Scientist, SMPP, RIC
  • Co-Director, Robotics Laboratory, SMPP, RIC
  • Director, Center for Rehab Robotics, RIC
  • Associate Prof, Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
  • Research Assistant Professor, PM&R, Feinberg School of Medicine, NU


Education, Residency and Internship


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, BS, Mechanical & Bioengineering
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, MS, Engineering Mechanics


Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Postdoctoral


See Jim Patton's home page above for all publications.

Research Interests

neural control of human movement; Robotics for therapeutic neuro-rehabilitation; Automatic control; Mechatronics; Haptics; Human-machine interfaces; Robotic teaching; Control of Balance

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