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Choosing the right facility & starting stroke rehabilitation as soon as possible greatly impacts recovery. The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab has been the world's best stroke rehabilitation facility for over 27 years.
When Igal survived a stroke he was told he would never walk or speak again, But this professor of biomedical engineering work hard through all levels of our unique - punctuated by our Intensive Aphasia Program - to regain his abilities.
When Walter arrived he was paralyzed on the right side of his body. He arrived on a Saturday and by the following Tuesday, he took his first steps. Soon after, he began walking & didn’t stop.
We're interested in understanding whether the chronic neural impairments and disuse of the upper limb associated with hemiparetic stroke lead to changes in muscle structure that significantly change the muscle's ability to generate force, creating additional difficulties for use of the hand and arm.
In order to develop more precise measures to aid in stroke recovery, Dr. Arun Jayaraman is collaborating on a ground-breaking project using wearable sensors.
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Dr. Arun Jayarman's work in the field of wearable sensors presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Texas featured on BBC.
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Effect of Mobility Training Using Robotic Exoskeletons on Stroke Survivors
Mobile smartphones are essentially a highly functional wearable sensor. Individuals with stroke carry a smartphone while going about their daily lives to tell us about their behavior.
A form of botulinum toxin improved active arm movement for stroke and brain trauma patients in a clinical trial that involved Christina Marciniak, MD, attending physician at AbilityLab.
Dr. Arun Jayarman, director of Max Näder Lab for rehabilitation technologies and outcomes research and collaborators Dr. Leora Cherney, Scientific chair- Think+ Speak Lab and Dr. John Rogers, Professor, Northwestern University talking about future of rehabilitation with novel sensors that track recovery after stroke.
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The purpose of this study is to investigate a new use of an allergy medicine,to reduce spasticity and muscle hyperexcitability and to evaluate the effectiveness of a new therapy using active practice of your arm and hand compared to passive stretching.
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