The Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research is directed by ekso1Dr. Arun Jayaraman PT PhD. The Max Näder Lab is one of the core labs at the Center for Bionic Medicine– all of which are part of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). The RIC is the world’s leader in rehabilitation medicine and has been ranked number one consecutively for 26 years by US News and World Report.

The Max Näder Lab was founded out of a philanthropic endowment from Ottobock HealthCare to encourage independent research in clinical outcomes in the field of Prosthetics, Orthotics & Rehabilitation Robotics.

Currently, the lab is very unique that it is one of the few clinical labs that develops and executes both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated research in prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation robotics, and other assistive and adaptive technologies to treat physical disability. The lab conducts all its outcome research using advanced wearable patient monitoring wireless sensors in addition to the traditional performance-based and patient-reported outcome measures


Recent Media Coverage:

+ Disabilities can’t slow kids at Go Baby Go event, Chicago Tribune,Chicago, U.S.A, June 12, 2017.

+Scientists use Wearables to Track Patient Data,Northwestern Newsletter, May 2017.

+ Fearless Dreamers, Huffington Post,November 2016.

+Kiwanis Club helps children with spina bifida,Woodford Chronicle, Chicago, U.S.A, August 9, 2016.

+Actor takes center stage with help of robotic costar,WGN Chicago, U.S.A, May 13, 2016.

+Exoskeletons Helping Paralyzed People Walk Again,Healthline, U.S.A, April 14, 2016.

+Disabled Chicago Actor Will Be First To Use Robotic Exoskeleton On Stage ,DNA Info, U.S.A, March 09, 2016.

+Device lets partially paralyzed actor walk for ‘Richard III’ ,Daily Herald, U.S.A, March 08, 2016.

+ReWalk Robotic legs [VIDEO] Approved by VA for Paralyzed Veterans,The Post Chronicle, U.S.A, December 18, 2015.

+Bionics Aren’t Just for Steve Austin Anymore,Hospitals & Health Networks, U.S.A, June 04, 2015.

+Dutch monarchs help usher in Northwestern, Netherlands collaboration,Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, U.S.A, June 03,2015.

+Netherlands king, queen visit Chicago as part of US tour,Yakima Herald, U.S.A, June 03,2015.

+Dutch royals King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima visit Chicago and Michigan as part of U.S. trip, abc7 Eyewitness News, Chicago, IL, U.S.A, June 03,2015.

+Quantifying Community Mobility and Social Interaction Using Smart Phone Technology,Media Space Illinois, U.S.A, April 27, 2015.

+ The remarkable robotic exoskeleton that’s helping a paralyzed Army vet walk again, Chicago Sun Times , Chicago, IL, U.S.A, April 05, 2015.

+ $70,000 exoskeleton helps paralyzed veteran walk , Fox News , Chicago, IL, U.S.A, April 03, 2015.

+ Chicago Veteran Walks Again with Exoskeleton , WLS-TV , Chicago, IL, U.S.A, April 03, 2015.

+ Exoskeleton helps veteran make history, WGN , Chicago, IL, U.S.A, April 02, 2015.

+ Walking again, WTTW , Chicago, IL, U.S.A, April 02, 2015.

+ Exoskeleton helps paralyzed Chicago veteran walk again, abc7 Eyewitness News, Chicago, IL, U.S.A, April 02, 2015.

+ Paralyzed By Motorcycle Accident, Chicago Veteran Can Now Walk Again With Help Of Robotic Device , CBS Chicago, Chicago, IL, U.S.A, April 01, 2015.

+ Dream Comes True: Paralyzed Veteran Walks Again, Thanks to Robotic Exoskeleton System at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago , PRNewswire, Chicago, IL, U.S.A, April 01, 2015.

+ This robotic device is teaching a paralyzed man to walk again, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago, IL, U.S.A, April 01, 2015.

+ West Side Story: Shawn Harrington’s inspirational journey, Chicago, IL, U.S.A, December 25, 2014.

+ Daily Herald, Chicago, IL, U.S.A, November 13, 2014.

+ Chicago Sun Times, Chicago, IL, U.S.A, September 20, 2014.

+The O&P Edge News Release, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A., June 27, 2014.

+Museum of Science and Industry – National Robotics Week, Chicago, IL, U.S.A., April 4-13, 2014.

+Ekso Bionics Press release, Richmond, CA, U.S.A., December 16, 2013.

+Honda press release, Torrance, CA, U.S.A., November 13, 2013.

+Wearable device brings hope for spinal injury, stroke recovery, San Jose Mercury News, May 6, 2013.

+SkyRise Chicago, ABC7 Chicago News, WLS-TV/DT, November 3, 2012.

+RIC Exoskeleton Research, WGN Medical Watch, September 18, 2012.