Cionic announced that the first location for its Center of Excellence program will be at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago.

Cionic, a bionic clothing company behind the Cionic Neural Sleeve, announced that Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the inaugural location of Cionic’s Center of Excellence program.

The Cionic Center of Excellence at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the first of several regional clinics established in strategic collaboration with forward-thinking neurological rehabilitation centers nationwide.

Based in Chicago, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is a leading physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital, ranked number 1 by US News & World Report for 32 consecutive years.

“Providing our community with the latest technological innovations is core to our mission and critical to addressing the growing need for better mobility solutions,” said Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD, executive director of technology and innovation hub at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Cionic offers the first FDA-cleared bionic clothing that analyzes and augments human movement, enabling individuals with multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injuries, and other neuromuscular diagnoses to move with more freedom and control.

The Cionic Neural Sleeve combines the diagnostics of a gait lab with the therapeutic power of Functional Electrical Stimulation into a lightweight, durable leg wearable.

The company, in collaboration with qualified physical therapists at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, will allow individuals to experience the Cionic Neural Sleeve.

Registration is currently open for the limited number of appointments available for the following dates, beginning in March, which is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month:

  • March 22, 2023
  • June 21, 2023
  • September 20, 2023
  • November 15, 2023

Those interested in registering for upcoming Cionic Neural Sleeve demonstrations at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab are encouraged to email [email protected].

“Mobility is the most important measure of human health, as declines in mobility are correlated with physical, mental, and even financial well-being. The experts at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have a track record of providing best-in-class rehabilitation care,” said Jeremiah Robison, Cionic founder and chief executive officer. “It’s an honor to debut our Centers of Excellence initiative at a facility that has set the bar for innovative, transformative mobility care.”

Photo courtesy of Cionic