Arms + Hands Lab

The two-story Harris Family Foundation Arms + Hands Lab is a robust environment designed for patients and research participants working on recovering and strengthening complex hand and reaching skills — turning a key, picking up a pen, reaching for a glass, putting on a sweater…all the many things we do with our hands, arms and fingers.

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Legs + Walking Lab

The Margaret & Mark Stephan Legs + Walking Lab is designed for patients and research participants with diagnoses affecting lower-body function due to brain or spinal cord injury and diseases of the nerves, muscles and bones. Researchers and clinicians focus on advancing trunk, pelvic and leg function, movement, coordination, strength and balance.

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Strength + Endurance Lab

Designed for patients and research participants working on building stamina and resilience, the Nancy W. Knowles Strength + Endurance Lab is where therapy is targeted to improve complex motor and endurance activities, coordination and higher-level activities of daily living (cooking, dressing, gardening, sports).

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Think + Speak Lab

Recovering the ability to think, reason, perceive, swallow, eat, talk, interact with others and make decisions are key for returning to yourself, loved ones and life. In this Lab, combined therapeutic care and scientific application help you recover these building blocks of ability.

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Pediatric Lab

Pediatric patients (inpatient and outpatient) work with doctors, researchers and therapists in this kid-customized Grainger Pediatric Lab, scaled for smaller bodies, developing brains and appealing to young imaginations. 

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Integrating Research

Our 5 Ability Labs are the first translational research environments where clinicians, scientists, innovators, technologists & patients work together in the same space, 24/7, discovering new approaches and applying (or “translating”) research real time.
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Studies & Trials

We have more than 350 studies under way — human-subject, applied research and proof-of-concept testing.

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Rehabilitation Measures

The RMD's evidence-based summaries help clinicians and researchers identify reliable instruments for assessing outcomes.

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Current Projects

Take a look at a few of the projects we work on everyday.

Parkinson's Works: Peer Support Group
PROJECT TYPE: Parkinson's Disease

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Promoting Mental Health for People with SCI
PROJECT TYPE: Spinal Cord Injury, Health Services Research

Research Project

Mentorship Funding
PROJECT TYPE: Artificial Intelligence, Prosthetics, Virtual Reality, Health Services Research

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Our research labs are led by brilliant, creative minds. They're where breakthroughs are made & cures are inevitable. They're where we are Advancing Ability.

 

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