Mobile technologies are poised to revolutionize rehabilitation research. In this symposium, we will introduce participants to two NIH Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Centers (Restore and C-STAR) which are dedicated to developing and applying these new technologies to rehabilitation research, as well as mentoring and developing new rehabilitation researchers. We will present four examples of current research: two from studies directly run by the Center teams and two from researchers supported by the Centers. These talks will cover both upper and lower extremity, as well as whole body monitoring across several diagnostic categories. The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion, where we will invite participants to ask questions about the Centers, the research talks, and the opportunities in other areas of rehabilitation research. This symposium will provide an updated and energetic summary of the many opportunities provided by the Restore and C-STAR Centers to the rehabilitation research community at large.
Upon completion, participants will be able to discuss resources available at C-STAR and Restore Center for early career rehabilitation researchers.
Upon completion, participants will be able to list four domains in which new technology has been used to monitor rehabilitation outcomes.
Upon completion, participants will be able to discuss one or more of the challenges associated with applying new technologies, like wearable sensors and video, in rehabilitation.
Upon completion, participants will be able to discuss two examples of how early career researchers interacted with the two centers through pilot project grants.