Aging with Disabilities

  • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) 

    The overarching objective of this RERC is to optimize participation through technology (OPTT). OPTT-RERC will enhance the lives of individuals aging with and into disability through: 

    • development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies for identification, evaluation, and rehabilitation of the motor processes that facilitate or impede functional performance, employment, and community participation for the intended beneficiaries,
    • employment of state of the art data management, dissemination, and performance evaluation techniques to ensure that the knowledge and products emergent from the RERC are accessible for all intended beneficiaries,
    • assembly of a multidisciplinary team of experts in clinical rehabilitation, engineering, gerontology, along with a select group of technology partners, and disability advocates to ensure that OPTT-RERC's short and long-term outcome goals are successfully implemented and,
    • alignment of the clinical and technological strengths of several area programs into an integrated infrastructure to provide training opportunities for future rehabilitation researchers.

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    Grant #: H133E080024-10
    Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research