The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) has collaborative education and research interactions with faculty throughout Northwestern University (including our affiliation with Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation); and with other Feinberg-affiliated institutions. NUPOC integrates Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) education and research within a premier university medical setting.
The NUPOC Mission Statement
Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) for Education and Research is dedicated to helping people affirm their lives with hope, independence and enthusiasm by advancing technology and knowledge about prostheses and orthoses.
NUPOC is committed to:
The education and training of professional prosthetists, orthotists, rehabilitation engineers, and other rehabilitation professionals
The design and application of prostheses and orthoses
Improving human interactions with prosthetics and orthotics systems
NUPOC conducts its research and education within a clinically-oriented environment that fosters provision of effective prosthetic and orthotic treatments that enhance the independence and quality of life for individuals who live with a physical disability.