How the leading rehab hospital in the US is driving stroke innovation forward

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How the leading rehab hospital in the US is driving stroke innovation forward

Arun Jayaraman explains to us the clinical trials and innovative care models that make Shirley Ryan AbilityLab the #1 rehab hospital in the US since 1991.
October 28, 2022

How the leading rehab hospital in the US is driving stroke innovation forward

World Stroke Day – Oct 29th 2022

Use the letters in F.A.S.T to spot a Stroke

  • F = Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven?
  • A = Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • S = Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? 
  • T = Time to call 911

Episode 37: Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD – Exec Director, Tech & Innovation Hub at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

Welcome to the 2022 World Stroke Day edition of the Know Stroke Podcast. David and Mike had the privilege of sitting down with a world renowned expert in stroke rehab technology leading innovation at the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the United States. We hope this episode will bring you optimism knowing that passionate leaders like todays guest are at the helm of clinical research.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Formerly The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) #1 every year since 1991.

About Our Guest

Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on sensors, exoskeletons, robotics and other emerging rehabilitation technologies. As Executive Director, Technology & Innovation Hub (tiHUB), he collaborates with commercial and academic partners for research collaboration, technology development and clinical outcome evaluation. He also leverages valuable industry and research expertise to accelerate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s clinical adoption of next-generation rehabilitation technologies.

Since joining Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in 2008, Dr. Jayaraman also has served as Director of the Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research, which conducts outcomes-based research on rehabilitation technologies such as prostheses, orthoses, rehabilitation robotics and other adaptive technologies. In addition to his work at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, he is Professor of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Medical Social Sciences, and Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Jayaraman’s work has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has been funded by myriad leading organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He also holds various external leadership positions, serving as Director of Global Outreach for the Wearable Robotics Association and editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Stroke. Dr. Jayaraman also is involved with the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association, the Society for Neuroscience and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Jayaraman holds a BS in Physical Therapy from SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in Chennai, India; an MS in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University; and a PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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Show Credits:

Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.

Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline!

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