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    Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Offers a Preview Into the Future Of Rehabilitation


    MINNEAPOLIS, June 27 /PRNewswire/ --

    WHAT: Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Abbott Northwestern

    Hospital is hosting a technology demonstration for

    rehabilitation professionals and engineers from across the

    country.

    (Photo:

    http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/...7/ALLINAHCLOGO )

    WHEN: Thursday, June 27, 5 to 7 p.m.

    WHERE: Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Abbott Northwestern

    Hospital

    800 East 28th Street, Minneapolis (Enter through the Sister

    Kenny lobby)

    BACKGROUND: As part of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North

    America's annual meeting in Minneapolis, Sister Kenny

    Rehabilitation Institute will be offering demonstrations of

    new technologies and advancements in treatments and

    therapies, including:

    -- CosmoBot(TM), a robot designed to help children with

    disabilities integrate therapy, learning and play

    developed by Cori Lathan, PhD, recently named one of the

    world's 100 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review,

    MIT's Magazine of Innovation

    -- Virtual reality driving simulator

    -- EMG biofeedback system, which uses signals from muscle

    contractions to help patients strengthen or relax muscles

    -- Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for stroke patients to

    help them regain the use of weak limbs

    -- Telerehabilitation demonstrations using a complete range

    of technologies, from internet to ISDN to satellite

    connections

    Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is a nationally renown rehabilitation facility dedicated to restoring and enhancing the quality of life for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, work or sports- related injuries and neurological or muscular disorders including arthritis, multiple sclerosis, speech disorders and chronic pain. Sites are located at four hospitals in the Twin Cities area as well as nine outpatient clinics. More information is available online at www.sisterkennyinstitute.com .

    Minneapolis-based Abbott Northwestern Hospital is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a non-profit network of hospitals, clinics and other health care services. Abbott Northwestern is found online at www.abbottnorthwestern.com and the latest health information is at www.medformation.com .
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