Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Establishment of a Rehabilitation Knowledge Center at Ort Braude College, Department of Mechanical Engineering as a Template for Developmental Rehabilitation Sciences

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Establishment of a Rehabilitation Knowledge Center at Ort Braude College, Department of Mechanical Engineering as a Template for Developmental Rehabilitation Sciences

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Presented are projects with a broad agenda: creating a mutual cooperation between academia and community, producing inexpensive solutions for everyday problems encountered by the disabled, and establishing academic rehabilitation research on the other.

Currently a new enterprise integrating rehabilitation and engineering issues has been established with the Mechanical Engineering Department at Ort Braude College. The projects launched at the department have several goals: Exposure of the engineering students to design issues concerning the disabled population, producing low cost design solutions for the disabled, and founding a rehabilitation research platform at Ort Braude College. The research concerning rehabilitation issues is done in collaboration with the Department of Physiotherapy and the Department of Occupational Therapy at the Haifa University, Cerebral Palsy Class at the Teffen Regional School, and the National Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences in Nazareth. Three ongoing projects already exist and are operational:

* A new specially adjusted working station designed and fabricated for the E-community Recycling Plant. …

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