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  • Stephen Scott’s robot is changing what we know about the brain. Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences Dean's Report 2017-2018

    Dr. Scott and his collaborators have done a good deal of work to measure the ways in which conditions such as strokes, transient ischemic attack, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, and epilepsy impact the brain... Currently, there are roughly 100 KINARM robots in 14 countries around the world.

  • Uncovering the brain effects of kidney disease Queen's Gazette July 24, 2018

    For the first time, patients on dialysis are being assessed by the KINARM, a state-of-the-art robotic system developed at Queen’s University, to measure the brain effects of kidney disease. The KINARM precisely measures what’s happening in an individual’s brain or nervous system by testing their ability to perform ordinary movements and tasks.

  • Stephen Scott reappointed GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Neurosciences. Queen's Gazette December 14, 2017.

    Richard Reznick, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), has reappointed Stephen Scott as the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Chair in Neurosciences, for a five-year period beginning Aug. 1, 2017.

  • Robots and research. Whig Standard. August 13, 2017.

    The technology is able to record movements with more accuracy than any human could, and has become a staple for neurological examinations at all of Kingston’s hospital locations.

  • Top brain researcher awarded neuroscience chair.  Queen's Gazette. January 14, 2013

    “The work of Dr. Scott and his team at Queen’s is unparalleled in Canada and indeed around the world,” says Dr. Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen’s. “They are expanding the frontiers of knowledge while at the same time successfully translating their basic research findings into novel and innovative tools that benefit Canadians. We are extremely proud of them and the achievements in their field.”

  • KINARM featured on CNN November 2010

  • Robotic invention used to assess stroke patients. Science Daily. 23 April, 2007.

    Researchers at Queen’s and Providence Continuing Care Centre (PCCC) are testing a robotic tool – designed and invented by Anatomy and Cell Biology professor Stephen Scott – to determine if it can assess neurological and motor functioning of stroke patients more accurately than traditional methods...

  • Robotic invention used to assess stroke patients. Queen's News Centre. 17 April, 2007.

    Researchers at Queen’s and Providence Continuing Care Centre (PCCC) are testing a robotic tool – designed and invented by Anatomy and Cell Biology professor Stephen Scott – to determine if it can assess neurological and motor functioning of stroke patients more accurately than traditional methods...

  • Kudos for KINARM Invention. Queen's Gazette. December 6, 2004. Vol. XXXV, No. 20, p. 8.

    A new robotic invention for assessing the motor skills of people with stroke and spinal cord injuries is getting international attention...

  • Invention connects brain functioning to limb control. Queen's Gazette. September 9, 2002. Vol. XXXIII, No. 14, p. 8.

    A Queen’s neuroscientist’s invention to help understand the role of the brain in arm and leg movement will dramatically improve the assessment and rehabilitation of stroke and spinal cord victims. It will also help lay the groundwork for development of neural prostheses that can re-activate paralyzed limbs...

  • Queen's researchers win 12 new PREAs. Queen's Gazette. May 5, 2003. Vol. XXXIV, No. 9, p.9.

    Twelve Queen’s researchers – in areas ranging from drug discovery, safety in gas pipelines, and cartilage implants to next-generation wireless mobile networks, and new ways of predicting drought conditions – are recipients of prestigious 2003 Premier’s Research Excellence Awards (PREAs)...

  • Limb movement expert Stephen Scott wins Basmajian Award. Queen's Gazette. June 17, 2002. Vol. XXXIII, No. 11, p. 1.

    Stephen Scott (Anatomy & Cell Biology) is this year’s winner of the Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Research. Dr. Scott was recognized for his research into the coordination and adaptive learning of limb movements and how regions of the brain are involved in these tasks.

  • Five faculty win Chancellor’s Awards. Queen's Gazette. January 15, 2001. Vol XXXII, No. 1, p. 1.

    Novel research projects ranging from reading to robotic arms has earned five Queen’s faculty members the 2001 Chancellor’s Research Awards.

  • KINARM gathers data on arm's motor function deficits. The Medical Post. September 24, 2002. Vol. 38, Issue 34.

    Researchers here have developed a unique robotic device to gather quantitative data on deficits in motor function in people with movement deficits due to stroke or other diseases.

  • Invention connects brain functioning to limb control. R&D Digest. October, 2002.

    A neuroscientist at Queen's University (Kingston, ON, Canada) has created a mathematical model and a new device that could eventually increase understanding of the role the brain plays in arm and leg movement. His invention may ultimately improve methods for assessing and rehabilitating stroke and spinal cord victims. It could also help provide the basis for developing neural prostheses capable of restoring function to paralyzed limbs.