Technologies to Evaluate and Advance Manipulation and Mobility
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center
Technologies to Evaluate and Advance Manipulation and Mobility (TEAMM) is a new engineering research center based at the Center for Bionic Medicine within the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, with collaborators at the University of New Brunswick, Northwestern University, and the University of Notre Dame. TEAMM focuses on enhancing manipulation (holding and grasping objects) and mobility for individuals with disabilities.
Disabilities that limit mobility and manipulation affect people of all ages, severely impacting independence, employment, leisure activities, and social interactions. Our goal is to provide the right tools and technologies to enable these individuals to effectively participate in society.
Building technology that is useful and effective requires clinical knowledge and first-hand understanding of issues faced by individuals with disabilities, in addition to research and technological expertise. In short, successful rehabilitation engineering requires a well-integrated team of clinicians and researchers working closely with the people who will use the technology.
Explore our six research and development projects in more detail below.