Research, Development, and Commercialization
Currently funded projects of the Center for Assistive Technology include:
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Program (DRRP) on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT) USDE/NIDRR
The objective of this program is to study and apply the theory and practice of Knowledge Translation to the knowledge outputs of NIDRR technology-grantees. This is expected to increase the use of NIDRR grantee outputs by the various categories of knowledge users, which is expected to result in increased beneficial impacts for people with disabilities. NIDRR charges the DRRP with contributing to the following three Outcomes:
- Improved understanding of barriers to accomplishing KT for TT and carriers to overcome them.
- Advanced knowledge of the best models, methods and measures for accomplishing KT for TT.
- Increased utilization of the validated best practices for KT for TT by the NIDRR grantees.
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer (T2RERC)
This center: 1) advances the methods of technology transfer through research projects, 2) transfers technologies into products through development projects, and 3) facilitates the commercialization of new and improved assistive devices through utilization projects.
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