MARS News 2013 & 2014 - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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News in 2014


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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MARS3 leaders quoted in an exciting new article on rehab robots

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



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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.

This research is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services information:

HHS Grant Award Number: 90RE5010-01-01
HHS CFDA Number: 93.433