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z 6/10/20 Deception, ExoNets, SmushWare, & Organic Data: Frontiers in Neuro-Rehabilitation Research

June 10, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm CST

The registration for this webinar will close at 12:00 pm (cst) on June 10, 2020.

Description:  Making use of visual display technology and human-robotic interfaces, many researchers have illustrated various opportunities to distort visual and physical realities. We have had success with interventions such as error augmentation, sensory crossover, and negative viscosity. Judicial application of these techniques leads to training situations that enhance the learning process and can restore movement ability after neural injury. I will trace out clinical studies that have employed such technologies to improve the health and function, as well as share some leading-edge insights that include deceiving the patient, moving the "smarts" of software into the hardware, and examining clinical effectiveness.

Instructor:  James (Jim) Patton, PhD, Professor, Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Adjunct, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, Director, COMET Collaborative for Rehabilitation Technologies, Research Scientist, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Affiliate, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Biomedical, and Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • To selectively trace out the background of the field of robotic teaching for neurorehabilitation
  • To expose our recent research on robotic training in our lab, often applied to neurorehabilitation
  • To discuss possible future directions for the field of technology-facilitated performance enhancement

Continuing Education Credits

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Occupational Therapy
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.10 CEUs or 1 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 3: Professional Issues – OT Research  

Physical Therapy

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour has approved this course. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour


Financial: Receives a salary from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Receives a consulting fee, holds patent on equipment, and receives grants from Barrett Technologies. Receives a consulting fee, has intellectual property rights, receives royalties, and grants from HDT Robotics (in partnership with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)

Non-Financial: No non-financial disclosures at this time


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