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Join our Street Team!

We need your help As October nears, we are beginning to gear up for The Brain Recovery Project's annual year-end awareness and fundraising campaign... and we need your help! The Brain Recovery Project accomplished a lot for our community last year: Free special education advocacy services to over a dozen families

Airy Arm Candidates Needed!

Do you live in the Rochester, New York, area?  Do you have limited hand function due to stroke, brain injury, or hemispherectomy surgery?  Would you like to be a test candidate for the Airy Arm?  Help researchers develop this 3D-printable hand exoskeleton by giving your time once a week over several months to assist them

Recruiting now for Robocamp 2015!

Children ages 11 - 17 are sought to participate in Robocamp 2015 at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  This year two fun-filled research camps are offered to determine the effectiveness of robotics-assisted therapy to improve gait, balance, and overall ambulation, as well as ankle, foot, and wrist kinematics.  

The Airy Arm 1.0: A 3D Printed Hand Exoskeleton For Kids With Hemiplegia

For the past several months, Elizabeth Jackson (an undergraduate student in mechanical engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology and active e-NABLEr) has dedicated her entire Spring semester to work on the design of the Airy Arm under a research grant provided by The Brain Recovery Project to the university's M.A.G.I.C. lab.  The Airy Arm

Recruiting for this summer: hand-arm bimanual intensive therapy camp in New York

In the last year of a three-year, $160,000 study fully-funded by The Brain Recovery Project, the Center for Cerebral Palsy Research at Teacher's College of Columbia is now recruiting children who underwent hemispherectomy and are currently between the ages of 5 and 17 YEARS to participate in a study examining the effects of extensive bimanual

Robocamp at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

This summer, seven children several years post-hemispherectomy participated in the first robotics-assisted physical therapy camp.  Fondly known as the Magnificent Seven, these kids received intensive physical therapy specifically targeted at their hand, wrist, and ankle (areas most affected by hemispherectomy surgery) as well as overall locomotion.  But fun was in the mix too, in

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