Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Individual Mobility and Manipulation

The purpose of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems or to remove environmental barriers. RERCs also demonstrate and evaluate such technologies, facilitate service delivery system changes, stimulate the production and distribution of new technologies and equipment in the private sector, and provide training opportunities. 

Field-Initiated RERC on Individual Mobility and Manipulation: In the area of individual mobility and manipulation, NIDILRR seeks to fund research and development to enhance mobility, physical movement, and manipulation of the environment, and to accommodate limitations in manual dexterity among individuals with a variety of disabling conditions. Rehabilitation engineering in this area should result in new or improved products, devices, or technological advances that allow individuals with disabilities to be more mobile, and to manipulate their environments more effectively.

Date Posted: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Date Closing: 
Monday, March 19, 2018
Sponsor/Funding Agency: 
Administration for Community Living
Award Amount: 
$925,000
Keywords: 
Technology, Mobility, Disability
Contact Email or Phone: 
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact: Patricia Barrett Patricia.Barrett@acl.hhs.gov