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Ethan Menges was enjoying his work as a healthcare consultant after graduating from Northwestern University. Then, in January 2015, an infection led to a life-changing outcome.
Current motorized prosthetic arms are heavy and can be burdensome. The RIC Arm is specifically designed to be much smaller and lighter than currently available prostheses.
While surface electrodes are inexpensive and non-invasive, they are also prone to muscle cross talk—EMG signal contributions that originate from muscles but are not directly under the electrodes and electrode shift.
During TMR nerves in an amputee’s residual arm are transferred to target muscles that no longer perform a useful function because of the amputation.
Novel limb lengthener for persons with above-knee amputation
The objective of this study is to quantify the effect of TMR on persons with below-elbow amputation
Researchers at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have designed the first-ever manual standing wheelchair that allows users to be mobile in both sitting and standing modes.
Chronic Pain Programs
We have designed intensive, interdisciplinary programs to help you get your body and mind back on track so you can return to your life.
Regenstein Foundation gives large gift to support the Center for Bionic Medicine in RIC’s new, state-of-the-art hospital.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Reveals Bionic Leap Forward with First Non-Invasive Thought-Controlled Leg
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Profiles Study of New Technology that Learns and Adjusts with Each Step
Blair Lock, Todd Kuiken, Levi Hargrove and Jonathan Sensinger—spent a decade at RIC developing the device and now have a group, Coapt, ready to bring them to market.