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ICORR 2005
IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics:
Frontiers of the Human-Machine Interface
June 28 - July 1, 2005
Chicago,  Illinois

Sponsored by:

Robotics & Automation Society &
 Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers   Robotics & Automation Society      Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society

What's new?

ICORR 2005 was hosted by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC),  home to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University.  RIC has been rated as the "Best Rehabilitation Hospital in America" since 1991 by U.S. News & World Report.  RIC and the Northwestern University-Chicago Campus are only blocks away from Conference Center. See map of the conference area


This conference was held at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's (NMH), Feinberg

Pavilion Conference Center located on the 3rd floor of 251 E Huron, Chicago, IL 60611. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a large urban academic medical center with a 766-bed facility and 6000 employees. The Feinberg Pavilion (the eastern wing) Conference Center within Northwestern Memorial accommodates up to 500 people. The venue is accessible, and had internet access and two computers available for email. Here is the floor plan.


ICORR 2005 took place just off Chicago's luxurious Magnificent Mile district on the shores of Lake Michigan. The timing of ICORR 2005 allowed participants to travel directly from RESNA, in Atlanta - June 23-27, 2005.  Also at Chicago's Navy Pier was NEXTFEST technology fair which precedes ICORR 2005. Then after ICORR, the 3rd International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics: ICOST 2005 was held not too far away from Chicago in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, from July 4-6, 2005.

ICORR 2005 highlighted the most recent advances in the basic sciences of rehabilitation robotics. This conference focused on a number of topics, including the themes of:   

  • Assistive Robotics
  • Therapeutic Robotics
  • Brain-machine Interfaces for Rehabilitation
  • Robotics in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Hardware and Control Developments for Rehabilitation
  • Evaluation Methods and Clinical Experience
  • Biorobotics and Biomimetics
  • Basic Science and Sensory/Motor Control Learning


ICORR 2005 received formal sponsorship from the most distinguished engineering organization, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and EMBS, our technical co-sponsor.  Additionally, ICORR 2005 obtained financial support from The Whitaker Foundation, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, and the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.


Please feel free to print and post this flier (click for a PDF) or help promote the conference by adding this PowerPoint slide to your presentations.

With support from:

US NIH National Institutes of:
Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

National Institute for Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering    National Institute on Neuroligical Disorders & Stroke     National Institute of Child Health & Human Development



The Whitaker Foundation

The Whitaker Foundation



The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago


Hosted by:

SMPP at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University

Sensory Motor Performance Program     Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago   Northwestern University

Arial view of Chicago's lakefront


Arial view of Chicago's lakefront

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