Daemen College in Amherst next spring plans to open an advanced rehabilitation center with state-of-the-art technology to aid people with mobility challenges.
College officials say the Todd & Leslie Shatkin Institute for Mobility Innovation & Technology, or IMIT, will provide access to the latest in assistive technology meant to help restore motor function and balance following illness or injury, including a robotic exoskeleton system that can move someone’s body through walking and motion cycles.
The center will offer services not yet available in Western New York to patients recovering from strokes and brain and spinal cord injuries – or those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy, officials announced Tuesday.
The school said the IMIT will be a resource for students and faculty as well as health care professionals, patients and those who care for them. Town officials say the institute will fit in Amherst’s growing medical corridor…