Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss

The symposium, Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss, will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Northwestern University (Chicago campus). This symposium aims to introduce USA neuromechanics researchers to groundbreaking Japanese research on lower limb bionic prostheses; launch an enduring dialogue on how neuromechanics research can enhance the rehabilitation of persons with lower limb loss; and identify areas for future research.

Attendance and registration are free of charge. Registration is required and is capped at 100 persons on a first-come-first served basis.

Lower limb amputation is an impairment that constrains mobility and negatively affects quality of life; but new research in neuromechanics is producing bionic prostheses and novel physical therapies that can maximize quality of life for individuals with lower limb loss. Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss features a scientific program of speakers, opportunities to discuss research interests with other specialists in neuromechanics, a Virtual Poster Exhibit, and digitally published post-symposium Proceedings.

Distinguished speakers are:

Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments, will be provided at the symposium site.

Registration and Poster Submission

There is no fee to attend Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss, but registration is required.

Register:  Registration via SurveyMonkey

Virtual Poster Exhibit

Attendees who are conducting research in the neuromechanics of rehabilitation are invited to submit their poster(s) for consideration. Accepted posters will be included in the Virtual Poster Exhibit and published in the post-symposium Proceedings
   Due:      Submit posters by Monday, May 14, 2018. 
   Format: Optimized PDF. 
   Submit: In the subject line, write YourSurname_PosterTitle, attach your poster PDF, and
                  email to 

Local Parking 

Use to find parking near the symposium site (Baldwin Auditorium in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 East Superior, Chicago, IL 60611). Or see this Northwestern University Chicago Campus map.

The symposium presenters appreciate the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC), Department of PM&R, Feinberg School of Medicine; and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for sponsoring and supporting the Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss.


Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss

No fee to register and attend the symposium!

Register and submit your research poster. 

Register: Registration via SurveyMonkey