We are excited to announce the creation of the Restore Center, which aims to establish vital research infrastructure and enable rehabilitation scientists to use mobile sensors to monitor a diverse set of real-world outcomes.
Mobile technology is poised to revolutionize rehabilitation research, but the infrastructure and training to support researchers in designing effective studies, collecting and analyzing data, and translating findings to improve care has not kept pace with the mobile technology industry.
The Restore Center will create a world-wide collaboration involving hundreds of researcher teams to collect, share, and analyze real-world data on rehabilitation outcomes. Scott Delp, Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University, leads the Center and has brought together experts from bioengineering, statistics, computer science, mobile health, and clinical rehabilitation to help create an impactful Center. We will grow this interdisciplinary community through the software tools, data, training, and other research infrastructure we and others in the community will develop.
Funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). , the Restore Center is one of six centers that form the Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network. Together with our partners and our community of researchers, we will achieve the potential of mobile technology to monitor real-world function and improve care for conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, frailty, cerebral palsy, and low back pain.