Frontiers of Regenerative Rehabilitation

Frontiers of Regenerative Rehabilitation2021-02-02T15:46:33+00:00


Meet the vanguard of Regenerative Rehabilitation – three renowned researchers/clinicians sharing insights destined to change future research and clinical practice.

⋅ Dr. Thomas Rando from the Stanford University School of Medicine (Nov. 20, 2020)

⋅ Dr. Lewis Wheaton from the Cognitive Motor Control Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Jan. 15, 2021)

⋅ Dr. David Reinkensmeyer from the Samueli School of Engineering at University of California, Irvine (Feb. 26, 2021)

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Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 @11:00 am EST

David Reinkensmeyer, PhD
Professor, Samueli School of Engineering
University of California Irvine

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the “exploration model” of motor recovery after neurologic injury
  • Identify the current status of robot-assisted movement training, including who benefits most
  • Understand ways robotics can play a role in Regenerative Rehabilitation

Speaker Bio:

  • David Reinkensmeyer received his S.B. degree from MIT and his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in Electrical Engineering. He was a postdoc at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His lab at UC Irvine invents, studies, and helps commercialize robots and wearable sensors for movement rehabilitation.

David Reinkensmeyer is Professor in the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California at Irvine.  He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, studying robotics and the neuroscience of human movement. He carried out postdoctoral studies at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University Medical School, building one of the first robotic devices for rehabilitation therapy after stroke.  He became an assistant professor at U.C. Irvine in 1997, establishing a research program that develops robotic and sensor-based systems for movement training and assessment following neurologic injuries and disease.  He is a co-inventor of the T-WREX arm training exoskeleton, commercialized by Hocoma A.G. as ArmeoSpring and now in use in over 1000 rehabilitation facilities worldwide for people with stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and orthopedic injuries. He is also co-inventor of the MusicGlove hand training device, now being commercialized by Flint Rehabilitation Devices.  He is co-director of the NIDILRR COMET Robotic Rehabilitation Engineering Center, co-director of the NIH K12 Engineering Career Development Center in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, which was ranked by Scopus as first among 111 journals in the subfield of Rehabilitation Medicine. He received the Innovator of the Year Award from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Distinguished Midcareer Faculty Research Award from UC Irvine. He is a fellow of the AIMBE.

3 Reasons to Attend:

  • Learn about the untapped potential of Regenerative Rehabilitation for advancing therapies and improving patient outcomes.
  • Meet with the presentation speakers in a small group setting. Sign up for an exclusive opportunity to “Meet the Mentor” during a 30-minute follow-up session.
  • Earn continuing education credits.  To learn more, click here.

Who Should Attend:

  • Clinicians: Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Physiatrists, Athletic trainers, Sports medicine practitioners, Orthopaedic surgeons, and more!
  • Academia: Scientists, Researchers, Faculty, Program Directors, Students, Trainees in the fields of regenerative medicine, engineering, robotics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational therapy.
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Past Speakers

Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 

Thomas Rando, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University 

Regeneration, Rejuvenation, and Rehabilitation: Multiple Pathways to Restoration

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021

Lewis A. Wheaton, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences
Director, Cognitive Motor Control Laboratory
Georgia Institute of Technology 

Intersecting Motor Learning and Sensation: Outcomes for Neurorehabilitation and Restoration