Research Opportunities

Rehabtek LLC - Developing a training device for lower limb injury rehabilitation

SBIR Award Title

STTR Phase II: Low-Cost Portable Telerehabilitation System for Intelligent Stretching and Remote Assessment of Hypertonic Arm Joints

SBIR Award Abstract

This STTR Phase II research project seeks to develop technologies needed for rehabilitation of post-stroke patients with neurological impairment. For those patients, physical therapy followed by timely examination is the cornerstone of the rehabilitation. However, not all patients receive sufficient therapy due to limited access to expert healthcare services. There is a need for a tele-rehabilitation system that can stretch the spastic/contractured joints under accurate control at a remote location and provide remote acce... more

Research Opportunity

Developing a training device for lower limb injury rehabilitation
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Address

2510 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette
IL
60091-2262

Officer

Dr. Li-Qun Zhang
rehabtek@gmail.com
8479241659

Principal Investigator

Yupeng Ren
yp-ren@rehabtek.com
8475300250

Description

This project seeks to develop technologies needed for the rehabilitation of lower limb injuries. It helps subjects improve multi-plane neuromuscular control and provide rehabilitation of ankle and knee injuries. Practically, this training mechanism can be implemented with many exercise machines (elliptical machine, stepper, stair climber, and bicycle exerciser) for multi-plane training. As a clinical tool, this system may also provide outcome measures.

Desired Knowledge

Applicants should have a PhD, with training in mechanical, biomedical, electrical or control engineering, or related disciplines.

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