Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have such potential to assist people who have physical disabilities. What type of research has gone into evaluating these tools?
In Michigan, a $4.5 million federal grant will allow University of Michigan researchers to evaluate how mobile apps and a video game can assist young adults with spinal cord dysfunction and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Can these tools help these adults become more independent?
The five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research will help launch the new U-M Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Center (RERC), Technology Increasing Knowledge, Technology Optimizing Choices (TIKTOC).
You can read about it here.