How a diverse research ecosystem has generated new rehabilitation technologies: Review of NIDILRR’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers

  title={How a diverse research ecosystem has generated new rehabilitation technologies: Review of NIDILRR’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers},
  author={David J. Reinkensmeyer and Sarah W. Blackstone and Cathy Bodine and John A. Brabyn and David M. Brienza and Kevin Caves and Frank DeRuyter and Edmund W. Durfee and Stefania Fatone and Geoff R. Fernie and Steven A. Gard and Patricia E Karg and Todd A. Kuiken and Gerald F. Harris and Mike Jones and Yue Li and Jordana L. Maisel and Michael McCue and Michelle A. Meade and Helena Mitchell and Tracy L. Mitzner and James L. Patton and Philip S. Requejo and James H. Rimmer and Wendy A. Rogers and William Zev Rymer and Jon A. Sanford and Lawrence W. Schneider and Levin J. Sliker and Stephen H. Sprigle and Aaron Steinfeld and Edward Steinfeld and Gregg C. Vanderheiden and Carolee J. Winstein and Li-Qun Zhang and Thomas A. Corfman},
  journal={Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation},
Over 50 million United States citizens (1 in 6 people in the US) have a developmental, acquired, or degenerative disability. The average US citizen can expect to live 20% of his or her life with a disability. Rehabilitation technologies play a major role in improving the quality of life for people with a disability, yet widespread and highly challenging needs remain. Within the US, a major effort aimed at the creation and evaluation of rehabilitation technology has been the Rehabilitation… 

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