Preliminary announcement and call for participation

Chicago, USA, June 28th - July 1st, 2005

ICORR 2005 is an international conference for those individuals interested in the application of robotic technology to the field of Rehabilitation.


Please check frequently as the information below is subject to change.


Themes include:
Assistive Robotics,
Therapeutic Robotics,
Human-machine interface for rehabilitation,
Biorobotics and Biomimetics,
Robotics in prosthetics and exoskeletal orthotics,
Hardware & control developments for rehabilitation,
Evaluation Methods and Clinical Experience,
Basic Science and Sensory/Motor Control Learning

The language of the Congress is English.

Each day of this three-day conference will begin with a plenary address. Keynote speakers (alphabetical order) will be
Paolo Dario, Pisa, Italy
John Hollerbach, Salt Lake City, Utah
Andrew Schwartz, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The program consists of a various number of mini-symposia with oral presentations and poster sessions. Participants are invited to submit papers for peer review on the subjects of interest. Instructions will be sent with the second announcement and will be available soon at the official website.

Proposals for special sessions should be submitted to the co-chair Richard Weir by December 1, 2004.


ICORR 2005 is hosted by the Sensory Motor Performance Program of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University.


ICORR 2005 will take place in the heart of Chicago's luxurious Magnificent Mile district on the shores of Lake Michigan. The timing of ICORR should allow participants to travel directly from RESNA, in Atlanta - June 23-27, 2005, and stay after to enjoy the long Independence Day weekend.

Congress activities will take place in the Conference Center in the Feinberg Pavilion of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Wyndham Chicago, Radisson Hotel and Best Western Hotel. The Wyndham Chicago and Radisson Hotel are across the street from the conference center. The Best Western Hotel is located two blocks from the conference center.

The congress will also offer a various social programs (welcome reception, luncheons, and an exceptional gala dinner).


Following the tradition set by previous ICORR meetings, the Organizing Committee does its best to secure funds for conference grants. Such grants may be used to reduce registration fees.

We especially encourage students, disabled investigators, women, minorities and users of these technologies to participate. Special awards will be granted for exceptional papers submitted by these individuals.


(subject to change - check the website for the latest information)
August 1, 2004: Preliminary Announcement
October 1, 2004: Call for Papers
December 31st, 2004: Exhibitor Early Bird Deadline
Feb 4, 2005: Abstracts Due
March 25, 2005: Acceptance Notifications
April 15, 2005: Early Registration
May 2, 2005: Final Camera-Ready Deadline
June 28-July 1, 2005: ICORR Conference.


Mary Ellen Devitt, ICORR 2005 Conference Secretariat
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 East Superior, Room 1406
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Ph: +1 (312) 238-2910 (ICORR Secretariat)
Fx: +1 (312) 238-2208

We ask you to kindly circulate this announcement to anyone who may be interested.

Please help us make this a conference to remember.

Richard F. ff. Weir, Ph.D., Co- Chair
James L. Patton, General Chair < >

__________________________________________________ ___________________________________
Richard F. ff. Weir, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
VA Chicago Health Care System

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Biomedical Engineering Department
Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Biomedical Engineer
Northwestern University
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center &
Prosthetic Research Laboratory
345 E. Superior, RM1441
Chicago, Illinois 60611

TEL: +1 (312) 238-6512
TEL: +1 (312) 238-6500 Office
FAX: +1 (312) 238-6510

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