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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for March 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: How does rehabilitation engineering affect the lives of people with disabilities? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that … Continue reading

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Google Announces a $20 million Initiative for People with Disabilities—Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities.

Google has announced it will be providing $20 million in Google.org grants for non-profit organizations utilizing emerging technology to increase independence of people living with disabilities. The initiative, “Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities” is designed to address the needs of the … Continue reading

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Remembering Dudley Childress

Last week, we learned that Dudley Childress, PhD, a pioneer in rehabilitation engineering, passed away. You may or may not know his name, but if you use or know anyone who uses prosthetics or orthotics, or anyone who uses sip-and-puff … Continue reading

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Custom Strides

Bespoke Innovations, Inc. is on a mission to bring an individualized, human aspect to prosthetics for people who have congenital or traumatic limb loss. Bespoke designs “Fairings”, specialized coverings created using three-dimensional scanning that surround existing prosthetics, to capture every … Continue reading

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Innovate: VA Announces 2nd Industry Innovation Competition

On February 15, 2011 Secretary Shinseki announced <http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2056&gt;  the opening of the Veterans Administration’s second Industry Innovation Competition with five new topics and up to $100 million in potential awards.  The Industry Innovation Competitions are designed to give VA the … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities: Two Rehab Engineering Research Centers and One Research and Training Center

While we were at the Special Libraries Association, our grants.gov alert popped up with these new funding opportunities. All three grant packages are now available to download. All three are due August 10th. Reducing Obesity and Obesity-Related Health Conditions Among … Continue reading

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NARIC’s Digital Archive: More!

Deep in the 80s now! FAMILY AS THERAPEUTIC AGENT: LONG-TERM REHABILITATION FOR TRAUMATIC HEAD INJURY PATIENTS: FINAL REPORT: MARY E SWITZER FELLOWSHIP REPORT. Jacobs, H E. 1984 O06761. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MODERN PROSTHETIC AND ORTHOTIC TECHNIQUES AND/OR HARDWARE … Continue reading

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NARIC’s Digital Archive: New Additions

We’re seriously chugging through these 30 years worth of reports! Here are a few we’ve added recently. SPEECH MUSCLE SYSTEM FUNCTION IN DYSARTHRIA AND STUTTERING: FINAL REPORT: MARY E SWITZER FELLOWSHIP REPORT. McClean, M D. 1984 O06760. WRITING PROSTHESIS FOR … Continue reading

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