FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
White Plains, NY – May 14, 2015 – Burke Medical Research Institute scientists Dylan Edwards, PT, Ph.D, Director of the Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation and Human Motor Control Laboratory and David Putrino, PT, Ph.D, Director of Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation, will both be speaking at the Health Tech ’15 conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown next week.
Hosted by the Westchester County Association, the conference, which will be held May 18 and 19, brings together leaders in health technology to discuss new and emerging innovations and how these are driving the field of health and medicine forward.
Dr. Edwards will be speaking in the session “Brimming with Innovation: How Westchester’s Healthtech Hub is Changing the World” about his work in Burke’s Restorative Neurology Clinic, which provides individualized programs using state-of-the-art robotic devices for individuals with neurologic impairments or using wheelchairs.
Dr. Putrino will be participating in the panel discussion, “3-D Printing: The Next Frontier in Healthcare” where he will be speaking about his work in telemedicine, an emerging approach to healthcare that allows therapists, assisted by innovative technology, to deliver engaging and high-intensity therapy in the home, as well as his work with Not Impossible Labs, which provides 3-D printing technology to create prosthetic limbs for children in war-torn countries.
“We are thrilled to be showcasing the innovative work being conducted at Burke Medical Research Institute at Health Tech 2015. It gives us the opportunity to demonstrate how Burke is advancing treatments in rehabilitation and technology,” said Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., Director of Marketing & External Relations at Burke.
In addition, Burke’s Exoskeleton, a newly-approved bionic device, will be on display in the conference’s Innovation Showcase. The device helps patients with severe mobility issues after a stroke or spinal cord injury improve their gait and allows even those patients with no movement in the lower extremities to stand and walk. A second Exoskeleton will be used in a live demonstration with a Burke stroke patient and two therapists, who will be available in the Innovation Showcase after the presentation for a Q&A. Representatives from Burke will also be on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Innovation Showcase to answer questions.
To learn more about Burke’s game-changing research, visit www.burke.org/research. For additional information on the Health Tech conference, visit healthtechwca.com.
About Burke Medical Research Institute
Burke Medical Research Institute is part of the Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also comprises the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. The hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital that is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Founded in 1915, Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. Along with the hospital’s world-renowned doctors and therapists providing state-of-the-art-treatment, Burke Medical Research Institute scientists explore the frontiers of rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.
About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke’s Outpatient Division. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.