Sensory Motor Performance Program - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Sensory Motor Performance Program

The Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP) at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is devoted to the study  of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and sensory disorders that are associated with abnormal control of posture and movement. Toward this aim, research is driven by the tight collaboration between a group of scientists specializing in diverse topics relevant to rehabilitation. Faculty members have appointments at Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, both part of Northwestern University, as well as University of Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology.

Labs

Research Faculty Profiles

More scientific content about SMPP.

Research Centers at SMPP

SMPP is the host of two major research centers, Department of Education's-sponsored NIDRR RERC program, MARS-RERC, and National Institute of Health's-sponsored rehabilitation research network program, R24-Engineering for Neurological Rehabilitation.

Supporting Research

Every day SMPP researchers are making progress at understanding how the nervous system controls movement. The research is directly relevant for rehabilitation. This work is only made possible through the support of both public sources as well as the generous donations of private donors. Find out more information about donating to RIC.

Volunteering for research studies

At any point in time numerous research studies are being performed within SMPP.  For this reason we are frequently searching for subjects to volunteer in our research studies. Participate in a research study at SMPP.