TIDI-RERC Projects - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Timing Investigation Dosage Implementation Projects

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

Our vision for the first three years of the TIDI-RERC program is to develop a framework for optimal therapy scheduling using the development framework of the NIDILRR to help us to collect suitable data from a range of neurological illnesses and to develop suitable mathematical models that describe the time-course of therapy effects and subsequent decay. We will then test this framework and the therapist interaction in three studies as research projects in the last two to three years.

RIC together with its partners at Northwestern University (NU) will design and implement a program of research and development, centered on the use of robots and advanced technologies for restoration of function in hemispheric stroke survivors.

We will offer the following projects of intensive study:

We will also provide a Computational Core facility to provide computational and modeling support of all the research projects, directed by Konrad Kording PhD.

There will be a separate advanced Education and Training project for undergraduate engineers dedicated to the design of simple devices for rehabilitation as part of NU’s highly successful initiative in engineering design education.

For more information about individual projects and other RERC activities, we invite you to visit the RERC pages listed at left.

This research is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, Grant Number 90RE5013