Dr. Arun Jayaraman has been involved in rehabilitation research for the past 13 years with a focus on clinical outcomes research in the field of rehabilitation robotics, prosthetics, orthotics, and in other assistive and adaptive technologies to treat physical disability. Currently, he serves as Director of the Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. He is Principal Investigator of several federal and industrial grants, including those from the Department of Defense; National Institutes of Health; and National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.
The overarching goal of his group is to facilitate community mobility and social reintegration of individuals with neurological and musculoskeletal injuries by delivering specific rehabilitation technologies and interventions. His lab specializes in evaluating emerging rehabilitation technologies, as well as in developing and evaluating wearable sensors and algorithms for activity recognition and disease monitoring and prediction.