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Wearable Sensor for Encouraging Movement Practice

We will develop and pilot test a non-obtrusive wearable sensor that will will accurately measures important target movements, including steps, arm and hand activity, and specific limb movements.

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Smart Passive Devices for Arm Function Recovery

We have developed machine-assisted therapy techniques that focus on self-directed movement and error augmentation approaches to promote user engagement.

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An Adaptive Wearable Balance Trainer

Development of a therapy-ready collaborative balance trainer.

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Collaborative Machines Enhancing Therapies (COMET)

The Collaborative Machines Enhancing Therapies (COMET) center brings together four research and four development projects aimed at improving how patients move and are able to manage and use objects in everyday life.

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"Isogenic" approach to isolating the effects of single gene variations between patients who have suffered from neurotrauma.

"Neurotrauma in a Dish" - An induced pluripotent stem cell-based assay to determine patient specific factors affecting rehabilitation outcomes

Determining if patient induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons treated with in vitro neurotrauma can be used to predict clinical outcomes. The focus of this project is the common BDNF gene single nucleotide polymorphism Val66Met, which has been shown to have protective effects in the rehabilitation of patients with traumatic brain injury.

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Low Cost Hand

Low-Cost Arm System

A prosthetic arm and hand suitable both for individuals in the United States who lack adequate insurance and also for people in low-income countries without access to prosthetic care.

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Virtual Rehabilitation System for Persons with Limb Loss

Our objective is to develop a commercially viable virtual rehabilitation system (called the Virtual Coach) that can be used among military members and civilians who have sustained limb loss.

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skyrise 2017

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to Host Tenth Annual SkyRise Chicago

2,000 to participate in world’s tallest indoor stair-climbing event at Willis Tower in support of advancing human ability

Press Release

Sudha Panchapakesan at an ICAP session

How Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Aphasia Program Helps Participants

The ICAP consists of intensive interventions. In a typical session, 10 individuals with aphasia undergo 120 hours (six hours a day, five days a week, for four weeks) of individual and group aphasia therapy. Throughout the program, ICAP participants work with licensed, certified speech-language pathologists who are experts in aphasia treatment.

Patient Story

The Language of the Heart

16th Annual Aphasia Day in celebration of Aphasia Awareness Month: Presentation by Melanie Drane

The Language of the Heart: Stories, Creativity and Resilience in the Presence of Aphasia. Keynote address by Melanie Drane, MA, MFA, LMFT, presented at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's 16th Annual Aphasia Day Celebration, June 9, 2018.

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