Todd Kuiken

Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD, is director of the Neural Engineering Center for Artificial Limbs at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, as well as associate professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering, both at Northwestern University.  Research in the Neural Engineering Center for Artificial Limbs focuses on improving control of prostheses using the targeted reinnervation procedure and pattern recognition technology.  Dr. Kuiken’s research interests also include bioelectromagnetics modeling, prosthetic design, human gait, and care of the amputee. Dr. Kuiken is a practicing physiatrist and director of amputee services at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His clinical interests include care of people with limb loss, amputee pain, phantom limb pain, gait disorders and patient emotional well-being.

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A procedure called "targeted reinnervation" reroutes brain signals from nerves severed during amputation to intact muscles, allowing patients to control their protheses intuitively.