Lower limb amputation is an impairment that constrains mobility and negatively affects quality of life; but new research in neuromechanics is producing bionic prostheses and novel physical therapies that can maximize quality of life for individuals with lower limb loss. The symposium, Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss, was held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Northwestern University (Chicago campus). This symposium introduced USA neuromechanics researchers to groundbreaking Japanese research on lower limb bionic prostheses; launched a dialogue on how neuromechanics research can enhance the rehabilitation of persons with lower limb loss; and identified areas for future research.
Attendance and registration were free of charge. Registration was required and capped at 100 persons on a first-come-first served basis.
Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss featured a scientific program of speakers, a virtual and physical Poster Exhibit, Panel Discussion, online follow-up forum, and informal opportunities to discuss research interests with specialists in neuromechanics.
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- Featured Speaker: Hiroaki Hobara, PhD, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
- Elliott Rouse, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- Andrew Sawers, CPO, PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
- Matthew Major, PhD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
- Noah Rosenblatt, PhD, Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL
- Nicholas Fey, PhD, University of Texas-Dallas, Dallas, TX
Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments were provided at the symposium site.
Registration and Poster Submission
Register: Registration is now closed.
Virtual Poster Exhibit
Attendees who are conducting research in the neuromechanics of rehabilitation were invited to submit their poster(s) for consideration. Accepted posters were included in the Poster Exhibit and published in the post-symposium Proceedings.
Due: Submit posters by Monday, May 14, 2018.
Format: Optimized PDF.
Submit: In the subject line, write YourSurname_PosterTitle, attach your poster PDF, and
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Use SpotHero.com to find parking near the symposium site (Baldwin Auditorium in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 East Superior, Chicago, IL 60611). Or see this Northwestern University Chicago Campus map.
The symposium presenters appreciate the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC), Department of PM&R, Feinberg School of Medicine; and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for sponsoring and supporting the Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss.
Proceedings of Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss (2018)
Access the Proceedings of Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss (2018) as a PDF.