News and Media

At the Abilities Research Center (ARC), we are proud to share our discoveries and our work with the media. We are committed to showcasing the accomplishments of our patients, researchers, and doctors.

  • Why we need a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology of long COVID
    The most recent estimate of people living with post-COVID-19 condition (also known as long COVID) globally has surpassed 65 million and, without clear diagnostic or treatment options available, this number is steadily increasing. There are more than 200 reported symptoms associated with long COVID, affecting virtually every organ system. Learn more in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

  • Frontline Strong Relief Initiative
    The Abilities Research Center partners with Studio Elsewhere to develop recharge rooms and provide resources for frontline healthcare workers to support their physical and mental well-being during COVID-19.

  • New Post-COVID-19 Care Center at Union Square
    David Putrino, PhD was featured in an Eyewitness News segment where he discussed the opening of the post-COVID care center in Union Square for individuals with lingering COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Personalized Protocols for lingering COVID-19 Symptoms
    David Putrino, PhD was interviewed by NBC where he discussed the development of personalized protocols for individuals experiencing lingering COVID-19 symptoms. This interview was highlighted in Becker’s Hospital Review.

  • Rehabilitation strategies for COVID-19 Recovery
    David Putrino, PhD was interviewed by the New York Times and The Herald to discuss the complexity of post-COVID care recovery, especially for individuals experiencing post-intensive care syndrome.

  • Chronic COVID-19 Long Term Needs
    David Putrino, PhD, featured in the International Business Times, emphasizes that healthcare providers should not discount the experience of individuals with chronic COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Optimizing Rehab Technology in the Outpatient Setting at the Abilities Research Center
    Join Mar Cortes, MD for this exclusive digital event where she discusses how Mount Sinai successfully developed and implemented a patient-centric wellness program.

  • Three Months In, These Patients Are Still Ravaged by Covid’s Fallout
    Months after experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19, patients are still reeling with the after effects of the virus. Doctors are researching the long-term effects of the virus and identifying new therapies for treatment as mentioned in the The Wall Street Journal.

  • Recharge Rooms and Resilience During COVID-19
    Tune in to the Road to Resilience podcast to hear Putrino, PhD, discuss recharge rooms, resilience as a social resource, and the connection between resilience and storytelling.

  • Painless Brain Stimulation Technique Offers Relief To Patients With Chronic Pain
    Max Gomez from CBS NYC interviews Dr. Mar Cortes to talk about the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a new treatment for pain is literally rewires the brain to address what a patient feels.

  • High Tech Exoskeleton
    Mar Cortes, MD is interviewed by CBS about how Ekso robotics can improve the life of people after stroke.
  • An APP a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
    David Putrino, PhD, is featured in The Future According to Now Season 2, Episode 4 podcast from Atlantic Re:think.

  • TED Talk
    David Putrino, PhD was part of the TEDx Torino at the VIEW Conference. He talks about how, in his work, ‘We don’t treat patients, we treat superheroes’.

  • ARC Featured on ‘Euskalonski’
    Mar Cortes, MD, is interviewed at Euskalonski TV show. She explains her life as a scientist at the Abilities Research Center, where she experiments with robots, brain stimulation, and virtual reality (interview is in Basque).

  • Scientific American
    Mar Cortes, MD is featured in Scientific American discussing her research in improving motor recovery after spinal cord injury by using robotic technology and non-invasive brain stimulation (interview is in Spanish).

  • EKSO and SCI Rehabilitation
    Mar Cortes, MD explains how exoskeletons and other novel robotic devices can enhance motor recovery after spinal cord injury in a video interview for Ekso Bionics using the EksoGT.

  • Gaming Therapy
    Dr. Putrino’s gaming therapy approach was highlighted in a video interview on a FOX 5 television show about using telemedicine and video game technology for stroke recovery.

  • Concussion Detection
    We are at the forefront of using telemedicine technology for concussion detection. David Putrino, PhD speaks about this in the “Super Bowl 100: How the NFL Can Survive the Concussion Epidemic” video from Wired.
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