• Jan 2017: Paper accepted: Albert MV, Azeze Y, Courtois M, Jayaraman A. In-lab versus at-home activity recognition in ambulatory subjects with incomplete spinal cord injury. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
  • Dec 2016: Published chapter: Albert MV, Shparii I, Zhao X (2016) “The applicability of inertial sensors for locomotion and posture” in Locomotion and Posture in Older Adults: The Role of Aging and Movement Disorders. Editors: Fabio Augusto Barbieri and Rodrigo Vitório. Springer
  • Aug 2016: Published! Deems-Dluhy SL, Jayaraman C, Green S, Albert MV, Jayaraman A, Evaluating the functionality and usability of two novel wheelchair anti-rollback devices for ramp ascent in manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury, PM&R (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.09.007.
  • June 2016: Ilona Shparii and Larry Kalesinskas begin their Summer and Fall fellowship work at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago with Dr. Albert and members of the Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes lab led by Arun Jayaraman.
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  • Apr 29, 2016: Pichleap Sok ("Jessie") thesis defense at 10:30am in Cuneo 111 titled: "Activity Recognition for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury Patients Using a Hidden Markov Model"
  • Apr 18, 2016: Elaine Orendorff and Pichleap Sok ("Jessie") presented at Loyola's "weekend of excellence"
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  • Oct 22, 2015: Arun Jayaraman from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, hosted by Computer Science for LUC's science week: "Rehabilitation Robotics: From Science Fiction to Everyday Life" (4:30pm, LSB 142)
  • Oct 21, 2015: Society for Neuroscience conference poster presentation by Irina and Lailson: "
    Real-time activity recognition graphical front-end display with semi-supervised labeling assistance" 
    (1-5pm, poster DD29) 
  • Oct 8, 2015: The PAC lab at Loyola hosted ChiPy (Chicago Python users group) as a joint meeting with the LUC Machine learning course where PCA/dimensionality reduction techniques were discussed. 70+ in attendance.
  • Sep 19, 2015: Welcome to the lab for Mark Rogers, Camerin Hudgins, Samuel Zelman, Michael Dow - starting their year-long research internship provided by the Illinois Math and Science Academy
  • June 24, 2015: Irina Rabkina and Lailson Noguira's poster  "Real-time activity recognition graphical front-end display with semi-supervised labeling assistance" has been accepted to SfN 2015
  • June 5, 2015: The following posters were presented at the LUC FYRE presentation day
    • Automatic Counting of User-defined Motions: Hanna Benelhachemi, Chaya Chaichitatorn, Sam Dawes, Sumra Iqbal, Andrea Natera, Arica Tamir, and Chandra Sekharan
    • Research and Projects Portal: Ana Beatrice Santana Severo, Jose Herick Melo da Silva, Wanderson Modesto da Silva, Nicholas Giranda, Christopher Robertson
    • Data Analytics: Kaggle Bike Sharing Demand Competition: Kyle Erchinger and Lucas Borges Fernandes
  • April 29, 2015: Christ Robertson presents "Research and Projects Portal" to the CS department in the presentation competition
  • Feb 25, 2015: Patent Published: Heinemann AW, Jerousek S, Sliwa J, French E, Garcia E, Thomas M, McKula T, Snyder T, Henry M, Kording K, Albert M, inventors; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, assignee. Systems and Methods for a Rehabilitation Dashboard. U.S. Patent​ #20150058043 
  • August 25, 2014: Patent submitted: Heinemann AW et al ... Albert M, inventors; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, assignee. Systems and Methods for a Rehabilitation Dashboard. U.S. patent application 14/468,051.
  • July 15, 2014: Steve Antos’s J Neuroscience Methods paper published: “Hand, belt, pocket or bag: practical activity tracking with mobile phones”
  • June 10, 2014: PM&R paper accepted: “Monitoring Daily Function in Individuals with Transfemoral Amputations using a Commercial Activity Monitor”. (along with an OandP news release).
  • April 30, 2014: Multiple PAC student presentations for the CS department’s final research presentations
    • Michael Cortois: Activity recognition in incomplete spinal cord injury
    • Carol Klann, Daneih Ismail: Activity-recognition graphical front-end development
    • Alex Thornburg: At-home passive tremor measurement for Parkinson’s patients
    • Neil Rao: ECG signal detection and ML-based beat classification
    • Tara Raj: VIBES: tactile sensitivity estimation using touch screen vibration
    • Ranulfo Neto: HMM-based activity recognition on SCI patient data
  • April 22, 2014: Dr. Albert presents the patient activity tracking work at RIC’s Parkinson’s Research Day
  • Jan 29, 2014: Lab trip to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Rehabilitation Outcomes and Technologies lab
  • Jan 28, 2014: First combined PAC lab meeting – come at 5pm to join in the research-oriented fun!
  • Nov 8, 2013: CS seminar for students interested in independent study courses. Attend if interested in joining the lab!
  • Oct 24, 2013: Yohannes Azeze’s Poster Presentation at Loyola Medical Research Day: “In-Lab versus at-Home Activity Recognition in Individuals with incomplete Spinal Cord Injury”
  • Sep 27, 2013: Location-aware activity tracking (SVM+HMM model), presented at the Biomedical Engineering Society Conference [pdf] 
  • Sep 15, 2013: Paper published! Balance board use improves balance and gait in Parkinson’s disease – Archives in PM&R.
  • Sep 6, 2013: Computer science department seminar – brief call for students. Come if interested. (12:30pm, Damen center multipurpose room)
  • Aug 23, 2013: Yohannes Azeze’s intern presentation on at-home activity recognition of subjects with spinal cord injury – poster at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Aug 12, 2013: Prof Albert’s first day at Loyola’s CS department
  • June 10, 2013: Monitoring Prosthetic Use in Amputees with Different Functional Capabilities Using Mobile Phones – published! [link][pdf]
  • April 8, 2013: Smartphone outcome tracking in PD: invited talk in the 2-day RIC course Interdisciplinary Care for Parkinson’s Disease
  • March 18, 2013: Location-aware activity tracking paper, submitted to J. Neuroscience Methods: Motion Tracking special issue 
  • Oct 19, 2012: Using mobile phones for activity recognition in Parkinson’s patients 
  •  (Accepted, Frontiers in Neurology)
  • Aug 29, 2012: Our outcomes dashboard won the Henry B. Betts award! Patient movements were tracked and presented to RIC therapists and physicians on the 9th floor as part of their standard of care for two months
  • Aug 3, 2012: Our summer intern poster presentations presented to SMPP at RIC [pdf-1] and [pdf-1]
  • May 7, 2012: Fall classification by machine learning using mobile phones, published in PLoS ONE [pdf]