World Stroke Day is observed today on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.

In our spotlight podcast for World Stroke Day we set out to feature a team doing great work to build better care solutions for stroke survivors. We turned our microphones over to the #1 Rehabilitation Institution in the US*-

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago

Learn how the leading rehab hospital in the US is driving stroke innovation forward!

Know Stroke Podcast Ep 37-with Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD -Shriley Ryan AbilityLab

*U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Formerly The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) #1 every year since 1991

About Our Guest

Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on sensors, exoskeletons, robotics and other emerging rehabilitation technologies. As Executive Director, Technology & Innovation Hub (tiHUB), he collaborates with commercial and academic partners for research collaboration, technology development and clinical outcome evaluation. He also leverages valuable industry and research expertise to accelerate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s clinical adoption of next-generation rehabilitation technologies.

Dr. Jayaraman’s work has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has been funded by myriad leading organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He also holds various external leadership positions, serving as Director of Global Outreach for the Wearable Robotics Association and editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Stroke. Dr. Jayaraman also is involved with the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association, the Society for Neuroscience and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Jayaraman holds a BS in Physical Therapy from SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in Chennai, India; an MS in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University; and a PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Show Credits:

Music intro credit and podcast producer credit to Jake Dansereau

Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast.

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We hope this episode will bring you optimism knowing that passionate leaders like today’s guest are working at solutions to impact recovery outcomes with clinical research and innovation!

#World Stroke Day

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Published by David Dansereau

Licensed Physical Therapist, Nutritionist and Author in private consulting practice at SmartMovesPT. is my blog and members resource to raise stroke awareness and educate the public about reducing stroke risk as well as provide tips, tools and review new technologies for stroke recovery. Learn about my book, Body in Balance sold on Amazon at Listen to the Know Stroke Podcast here:

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