Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center
Technology for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Children's Specialized Hospital
Rutgers University



Research and Development

Training Projects


Image of research projectsThis RERC brings together the rehabilitation engineering research programs from New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, and the clinical expertise of the Children’s Specialized Hospital. This collaborative center addresses a roster of three research, three development, and several training projects will bring new technologies to bear on serious problems faced by children with orthopedic disabilities.

News and Updates

Masters Thesis: Kunal Doshi
With NIDRR funding, Kunal Doshi M.S., demonstrates how to access Wii accelerometer data in Matlab. [Kunal's Website]

Malcolm Morse Foundation
The work of Rehabilitation Engineering Center and the Department of Biomedical Engineering is generously supported by a gift from the Malcolm Morse Foundation. Mr. Morse was an alumnus of NJIT who greatly valued creativity in engineering as well as service to humankind. To honor the memory of her husband, his wife, Trudy, has established a permanent fund that provides support for Ph.D. students in biomedical engineering who have are committed to research that benefits children with disabilities. [Mrs. Morse's Web site]

State of the Science Workshop in Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering
The RERC on Technology for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities held the State of the Science in Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering on October 16 and 17, 2008. We would like to thank all speakers and invitees for helping to create a stimulating discussion on rehabilitation engineering research. [More information]

Neurorehabilitation and Robotics
- System feasibility trial is finished with two control twins ( 5 years old). December 2007
- System feasibility trial is finished with two hemiplegic children (9 years old and 16 years old). January 2008
- Three weeks of pilot study with subjects at Children Specialized Hospital. June 2008
- Two sets of three weeks study at Camp Open Arms have been completed, summer of 2008

Virtual Reality and Recreation
- Feasibility, usability, and kinematic trials are being conducted with ten children through a collaboration with the Passaic County Elks Cerebral Palsy Center and the JFK Medical Center.

Control of Osteoporosis
- Trial with two healthy subjects complete. Verified mechanical design. August 2007 and December 2007
- Thirteen week pilot study with two subjects at CSH in Mountainside, NJ is finished.
- Twelve month study with subjects at Fanwood Preschool in Fanwood, NJ set to begin November 2008

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This Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center, Grant H133E050011-06, is funded by the
National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

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