- A sensorimotor assessment of visuo-motor coordination in mild TBI
To evaluate visuo-motor functioning following concussion. In this study participants will move a handle connected to a computer controlled robot and perform tasks in a virtual reality similar to a video game.
- ACL Injury mechanisms & Offaxis Neuromuscular Diagnosis & Training
To improve neuromuscular control about the minor axes of the knee to prevent knee injuries or to reduce/rehabilitate knee injuries in subjects with existing knee injuries using a novel pivoting/sliding elliptical machine.
- Amputee Research Registry
To estimate current prevalence of amputees in the center-based catchment area of the RIC. Sufficient data will be collected that will characterize amputees in the Chicago area with respect to demographic and clinical features, e.g., etiology, laterality, post-amputation pain, use of assistive devices.
- Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Registry
To develop a registry of research volunteers for the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research
- Clinical Neuroscience Research Registry
To provide individuals who are interested in research a way to be contacted about current and future studies.
- Comparing robotic control strategies for robot-aided gait therapy
Examining robot-aided walking performance using newer, advanced robotic technology. This knowledge is expected to assist the development of rehabilitation programs that could improve walking outcomes in individuals who have had a stroke and help them become independent ambulators.
- Comparing Task Specific Training with Stride Management Assist (SMA) Device vs. Impairment based Physical Therapy on Functional Walking Ability in Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation
The study objective is to compare task specific training using a robotic exoskeleton SMA vs. traditional physical therapy in the outpatient setting for individuals post-stroke.
- Dance for adults with Parkinson's Disease
To compare the execution of coordinated movement patterns before and after a dance program centered in classical ballet theory and designed for adults with PD and to asses the impact on their mental status, activities and participation.
- Developing a Portable Intelligent Stretching Device
Neurological disorders, stretching, robotic rehabilitation
- EKSO Trial: Powered Exoskeleton for Ambulation in Subjects With SCI
To determine the factors that are associated with successful clinical use of the Ekso Bionics powered exoskeleton system for ambulation by persons with in the rehabilitation setting. This system consists of a brace (exoskeleton) which extends from the torso to the feet with battery-powered motorized hinges that produce joint motion at the hips and knees, and is capable of producing powered walking. Subjects will be trained to use the exoskeleton to balance and simulate walking.