Scientists from Feinberg and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago developed a bionic leg that uses electromyographic (EMG) signaling to give patients with above-knee amputations better control over movement than current prosthetics.
Medical Scientist Training Program students and twin sisters Lauren Smith, ’15 PhD, and Adrienne Long, ’15 PhD, discuss their recently published research projects and their futures as physician-scientists.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has shown that playing recorded family stories can help wake up coma patients’ unconscious brain more quickly, and with improved recovery.
Northwestern Medicine scientists decoded a brain machine interface to help people with severe paralysis activate grasp kinetics
As owner of Athletico Physical Therapy, alumnus Mark Kaufman’s hands–or those of the company’s 450 therapists–touch tens of thousands of athletes, accountants, administrators and artists every year.
Developed by Gregory Dumanian, MD, and Todd A Kuiken, MD, PhD, targeted muscle reinnervation enables an amputee to control motorized prosthetic devices and regain sensory feedback. New research also shows that it reduces neuroma pain from cut nerve endings.
Acclaimed physiologist and expert in the biomechanics of skeletal muscle will arrive at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine later this year.
Lauren Smith, a sixth-year MD/PhD student, is the recipient of a Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students at Northwestern. Her research focuses on improving the control of myoelectric upper limb prostheses. She works in the labs of Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD, and Levi Hargrove, PhD.
Yeongchi Wu, MD, has spent more than a decade perfecting a sustainable and cost-effective manner to create prosthetics and orthotics in the developing world.