The Rehabilitation Engineering Center of Excellence (REC), located within the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, is committed to improving the independence and quality of life of individuals with disabilities and their caregivers and clinicians through device design and development. Close proximity of Madonna's patients, clinicians and researchers with the REC team facilitates collaborative generation of creative, yet practical solutions. The ability to create custom, novel devices in a timely manner for both patients and research team sets Madonna apart from many health care facilities.
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The Rehabilitation Engineering Center (REC) fosters innovation and creation of new rehabiltiation and assistive devices. The Center posses a state-of-the-art Stratasys FORTUS 250mc rapid prototyping system, as well as common shop tools and materials. Work stations are outfitted with robust 3_D moderling software (SolidWorks 2016) as well as electronics prototyping software for printed circuit board design and software development. Mechatronics supplies and soldering equipment are also availabel for the design and prototyping of custom electronic devices. Close collaboration wtih the University of Nebraska-Lincoln allows for access to a wide varitety of knowledge, software, tools and other resources. The REC also maintains a membership with the Nebraska Innovation Studio within Nebraska Innovation Campus for the use of several advanced machines to effeciently manufacture more unique prototypes.
Arash Mohammadzadeh Gonabadi is the Assistant Research Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Center of Excellence at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals. He has recently completed his PhD in exercise science and biomechanics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In addition, he holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from State University of Semnan in Semnan, Iran. He brings a wealth of experience in modeling, design, analysis, simulation of machinery, robotics and artificial intelligence. As a member of Madonna’s Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, he works closely with patients and clinicians to design technology innovations that address the immediate clinical needs of adults and children recovering from a wide range of injuries and illnesses. His research through the Rehabilitation Engineering Center aims to design and develop assistive and rehabilitation devices to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.