Dr. William Zev Rymer, Director of the Sensory Motor Performance Program and Director of Research Planning at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), visited Delsys on October 13th 2016. Dr. Rymer presented his perspective on “Clinical Applications For Advanced Electromyographic Techniques: A Field In Transition”. The seminar focused on the current and possible future uses of EMG technology for clinical applications.
Dr. William Zev Rymer
Director of the Sensory Motor Performance Program
Director of Research Planning
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)
Dr. Rymer is currently researching regulation of movement in normal and neurologically disordered human subjects including sources of altered motoneuronal behavior in hemispheric stroke survivors, using electro-physiological, pharmacological, and biomechanical techniques. Dr. Rymer serves as Director of the Sensory Motor Performance Program, a position he has held since 1987, and Director of Research Planning at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). In addition to his research roles at RIC, Dr. Rymer holds appointments as Professor of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His laboratory receives support from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), and a number of research-oriented foundations. Dr. Rymer earned his medical degree from Melbourne University and his PhD in Neurophysiology from Monash University, both in Australia. After postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University Medical School, he became an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Physiology at the State University of New York, Syracuse. In 1978, he came to Chicago as an Assistant Professor of Physiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and he remained as a primary faculty member in Physiology until his appointment at the RIC.