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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Assessment and Monitoring of Neuromotor Function through Advanced Dynamic Pose Estimation

We plan to use videos of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) doing different things to develop sophisticated computer programs that can detect specific movement patterns that are only seen in people with PD.

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Stroke Throat Sensor

COMPLETE: Wearable Sensor Platform to Monitor Stroke Recovery

This project proposes continuous monitoring, quantification, and interpretation of recovery during inpatient treatment of stroke using non-invasive, portable, real-time body-worn sensors.

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Stroke Throat Sensor

COMPLETE: Wearable Sensor Platform to Monitor Stroke Recovery

This project proposes continuous monitoring, quantification, and interpretation of recovery during inpatient treatment of stroke using non-invasive, portable, real-time body-worn sensors.

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AbilityLab Receives Center Grant to Test Effectiveness of Home and Community Services

AbilityLab Receives Center Grant to Test Effectiveness of Home and Community Services

A new center grant recently was awarded to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to create a system to evaluate home and community-based services. The grant — with funding of $4.4 million over five years — started on Sep. 1 and is through the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Dr. Monica Rho to Receive AAPM&R Award

Dr. Monica Rho Selected for AAPM&R’s PASSOR Legacy Award and Lectureship

At the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s (AAPM&R) Annual Assembly, Monica Rho, MD, chief, Musculoskeletal Medicine, will receive the prestigious 2020 PASSOR Legacy Award and Lectureship.

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Use of a Micro-Processor Controlled Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis Compared to Traditional Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injury

The study will evaluate the potential of the C-Brace from Ottobock to improve the functional mobility and quality of life in individuals with lower extremity impairments due to spinal cord injury when compared to traditional rehabilitation methods.

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Spinal Cord Injury Spotlight

Established in September 2014, National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month raises awareness about SCI, and the need for better treatment and education. At Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, this month also gives us an opportunity to reflect on our patients, team and community.
Meet some of our outstanding colleagues and patients as they share their reflections on what this National SCI Month means to them.

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Assessment and Monitoring of Neuromotor Function through Advanced Dynamic Pose Estimation

We will use videos of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) doing different things to develop sophisticated computer programs that can detect specific movement patterns that are only seen in people with PD. We will then see how well our computer programs can diagnose early PD, compared with medical and clinical professionals.

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Safety and Efficacy of Samsung GEMS-H Device Training in Sub-Acute and Chronic Stroke

The purpose of this research is to determine the effects of gait training with the Samsung
GEMS-H device on walking, balance, nervous system activity, and quality of life in individuals with sub-acute and chronic stroke.

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Home and Community Based Services

Home and Community Based Services Person Centered Outcomes and Measurements is a research grant project that collaborates with several institutional research scientists and practitioners to advance outcomes for our communities.

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SIESTA Sleep Study

Sleep of Inpatients: Empower Staff to Act for Acute Stroke Rehabilitation (SIESTA)

A multidisciplinary group of researchers will adapt, implement and evaluate a state-of-the-art intervention to promote sleep for stroke patients undergoing acute rehabilitation.

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COMPLETE: Sensor Technologies Applied to Rehabilitation in Stroke

Our research program focuses on the pivotal role of clinicians and therapists in implementing routine rehabilitation care, and on enhancing their capacity to provide evidence-based, individualized, and precise therapy.

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