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Rehabilitation engineering: the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Rresearch focuses on assistive technology for elders


Author: Mann, W.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1995


Aging is a major focus of research at the University of Buffalo Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centre (RERC-Aging). RERC-Aging research involves: (1) consumer assessment projects: enabling home environments, comprehension of snythetic speech by the elderly, problems in the marketplace, effectiveness in maintaining independence in the home-based elderly (2) device development projects: bathing unit, easy-to-use remote control, smart microwave oven (3) education projects: workshops, videos and training materials, computer-assisted instructional manuals (4) service projects: model for service delivery, project LINK (bridges the gap between companies that sell assistive devices and people with disabilities).

Further Details

Publish Dates: Spring 1995
Pages: 49-53
Accession Number: 12.12.02
Keywords: older, assistive device
Reads: 152