Rehabilitation Engineering Center of Excellence

The Rehabilitation Engineering Center of Excellence, located within the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, is committed to improving the independence and quality of life of individuals with disabilities and their caregivers and clinicians through device design and development in collaboration with health care professionals. The ability to create custom, novel devices in a timely manner for both patients and research team sets Madonna apart from many health care facilities.

About the Rehabilitation Engineering Center

The Rehabilitation Engineering Center (REC) opened in January 2016 to address the need for custom devices in the rehabilitation setting. Close proximity of Madonna’s patients, clinicians, and researchers with the REC team facilitates collaborative generation of creative, yet practical, solutions. With the help of state-of-the-art equipment and software, the REC team investigates the special needs of Madonna’s patients, families, and clinicians and delivers life-changing devices with rapid turnaround times.

Our work focuses on:

  • Improvement of patients, families, and caregivers quality of life by providing devices custom to their special needs.
  • Enhancement of movement, function, accessibility, and independence through the development of rehabilitation tools and devices.

Example of our Innovations: 

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