Disability

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless InclusiveTechnologies (Wireless RERC)

The Georgia Institute of Technology, in partnership with Georgia State University, the University of Texas, Arlington, and other stakeholders; has established a Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (WIT RERC). Funded since 2001, the current award is the fourth consecutive five-year grant given to the team of researchers and engineers.

The mission of the RERC for Wireless InclusiveTechnologies

"To integrate established wireless technologies with emerging wirelessly connected devices and services for a transformative future where individuals with disabilities achieve independence, improved quality of life, and enhanced community participation. Through an agenda of research, development, training and outreach activities, successful innovations will engage, connect and accelerate access to a dynamic inclusive wireless ecosystem."

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The Wireless RERC is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research of the U.S. Department of Education, grant # H133E060061.