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NIDRR Researcher to Serve as Editor-in-Chief of JNER
David Reinkensmeyer, PhD, co-principal investigator of the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Machines Assisting Recovery from Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury for Reintegration into Society (MARS3), was named editor-in-chief for the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation (JNER). JNER provides a forum for researchers and clinicians interested in understanding the way neuroscience and biomedical engineering are continuing to reshape physical medicine and rehabilitation. 


MARS KineAssist™ designer Julio Santos featured in the Chicago Tribune.  

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Interactive devices are helping people who have had a stroke to regain their motor function.

Rehabilitation: Machine recovery, Nature


Heike Vallery and her colleagues Marc Bolliger (University of Zürich) and Peter Lutz (Lutz Medical Engineering) won the prestigious "euRobotics Technology Transfer Award 2014", with their project "THE FLOAT - Transparent Support for Active 3D Gait Training". The final round and the award ceremony took place on March  13, 2014 at the European Robotics Forum, Rovereto, Italy.    For more information


June 26

MARS co-director David Reinkensmeyer to give a keynote at the upcoming ICORR 2013 conference, Seattle, WA, USA.   

June 23

The MARS group will present an over view of our centers' outcomes in a special podium session at the upcoming RESNA meeting, Bellevue WA, USA.   

April 1

Event: UIC Scholarship of Practice Lecture Series 

Sponsor: Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA) co-sponsored our presentation as part of OT Month

Title: Virtual Reality Environment Assisting Post Stroke Hand Rehabilitation: Case Report

Presenters:  Daria Tsoupikova, Nikolay Stoykov, Kelly O’Neill 

Institution: Occupational Therapy University of Illinois at Chicago

1919 W. Taylor Street, AHS bldg, Chicago, IL, 60612

April 5

Research Ethics in-service for SMPP: Informed Refusal
For further information please contact Preya Tarsney, 312-238-1335.


Dr. James Patton has been invited to a “Robot Ethics” discussion at the University of Illinois nursing school; March 22, 2013.


October 11 

Event: Research Seminar

Title: Virtual Reality Environment Assisting Post-Stroke Hand Rehabilitation

Presenters:  Daria Tsoupikova, Nikolay Stoykov, Kelly O’Neill 

Institution: Department of Physical Therapy, 4th Floor, Room 409,

1919 W. Taylor Street, AHS bldg, Chicago, IL, 60612

Audience: Faculty from Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, graduate students and clinicians from the UIC hospital.