Indiana Center for Advanced Neurorehabilitation (ICAN)

We strive to be the pre-eminent leader in innovative neurological-based treatment by delivering clinically sound and evidence-based rehabilitation to our patients while pursuing an innovative and impactful research agenda.

  • Collaborative Nature

    The Indiana Center for Advanced Neurorehabilitation (ICAN) is a collaborative effort between:

    • Indiana University Health
    • The Indiana University Department of Physical Therapy

    It is made possible by contributions from:

    • Robots to the Rescue
    • Riley Children’s Hospital Foundation
    • Methodist Foundation
    • United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana
  • Location

    The lab is located within Neurorehabilitation and Robotics at IU Health Neuroscience Center.

  • Investigators

  • Research Collaborations

    • Blythedale Children’s Hospital
    • Indiana School of Medicine
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    • New York Medical College
    • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
    • Purdue University
  • Research Equipment

    • 10 Camera Vicon 3D motion capture system
    • 2 Camera 60 Hz Basler Reference Video system
    • Vicon Real Time feedback system
    • Bioness L300 Functional Electrical Stimulation
    • 2 AMTI Force Plates
    • 16 Channel Delsys wireless EMG System
    • Protokinetics walkway system
    • Marquette 2000 Treadmill
    • Biodex System 3 Isokinetic Dynamometer
    • NeuroCom SMART EquiTest Balance System
    • Zero-G: Overground gait and balance training system
    • 10 Actical omni-directional accelerometers
    • Hocoma Lokomat Pro Gait System with Augmented Feedback
    • Hocoma ArmeoSpring Pediatric
    • MIT-MANUS Arm Robot
    • MIT-MANUS Wrist Robot
    • MIT-MANUS Anklebot

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Current Research Projects

Effects of Robot-Assisted Locomotor Training in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Study Description

Indiana University Department of Physical Therapy is conducting a research trial on the impact of robot-assisted gait training (Hocoma Lokomat) for children with Cerebral Palsy.

Study Goal

The goal of the study is to measure the changes in walking capacity for children following robotic intervention. Possible improvements could include but are not limited to walking speed, endurance, and skill. The study is looking for children:

  • Between the ages of 4-12
  • Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy
  • Who want to improve their walking ability

Learn more about enrolling in the study »