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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centre on Aging (RERC-Aging)

Technology and Disability

Author: Mann, W., Steinfeld, E., Higginbotham, D., Lubinski, R., Mullick, A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1994


This article provides an overview of the major projects of the RERC-Aging housed at the University of Buffalo's Centre for Assistive Technology. The RERC-Aging addresses research, device development, consumer and professional education and service-related projects focussing on the needs of elders with disabilities. Research projects include: Consumer Assessments Project, Enabling Home Environments, Full-Scale Simulations of Rooms and Spaces, Comprehension of Synthetic Speech by the Elderly, Comprehension of Synthetic Speech by the Elderly with Hearing Impairment. A Marketing project (LINK) aims to supply consumers with product information from suppliers of assistive devices based upon their disability and lifestyle profile. Development projects include: bathing unit, easy to use remote control, smart microwave oven.

Further Details

Publish Dates: November 1994
Full Title: Technology and Disability
Pages: 283-290
Volume: 3
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 18.3.03
Keywords: older, mobility, product, assistive device, modification
Reads: 389