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Table 1 Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers described in this review. Shown are the dates each center was funded (possibly including a no-cost extension period), and the lead institution for the center. All RERCs that were actively reporting to NIDILRR at the onset of this project in 2015, and had not begun in the last two years, were invited to participate in this review. These were centers that were funded (new or renewal) in the period 2008-2013, except the RERC Wheelchair Transportation Safety, which was funded from 2001-2011. Two of the RERCs meeting these criteria did not respond to the invitation (RERC on Telecommunications Access at Univ. Wisconsin – Madison and RERC on Hearing Enhancement at Gallaudet University). Note that some of the RERCs have a history of renewal, and thus drew on a longer time period to provide an overview of their accomplishments in the main text

From: How a diverse research ecosystem has generated new rehabilitation technologies: Review of NIDILRR’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers

1. Accessible public transportation (2008-2018, Carnegie Mellon University)
2. Manipulation and mobility (2013-2017, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
3. Prosthetics and orthotics (1983-2014, Northwestern University)
4. Technology for children with orthopedic disabilities (2010-2016, Marquette University)
5. Universal design and the built environment (1999-2019, The State University of New York at Buffalo)
6. Wheeled mobility and seating (2003-2015, Georgia Institute of Technology)
7. Wheelchair transportation safety (2001-2011, University of Pittsburgh then University of Michigan)
Communication and cognition
1. Augmentative and alternative communication (2008-2014, Duke University)
2. Cognitive technologies (2004-2019, University of Colorado)
3. Low vision, blindness and multisensory loss (2006-2020, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute)
4. Mobile technology to support health self-management in adolescents with disabilities (2013-2017, University of Michigan)
5. Technology for successful aging with a disability (2013-2017, Georgia Tech Research Corporation)
6. Universal interface and information technology access (2003-2017, University of Maryland- College Park – moved from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016)
7. Wireless technologies (2001-2020, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Rehabilitation Therapy and Exercise
1. Interactive exercise technologies and exercise physiology for people with disabilities (2002- 2016, University of Alabama at Birmingham – moved from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011)
2. Rehabilitation robotics (2002-2016, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
3. Optimizing participation through technology (2008-2013, University of Southern California)
4. Telerehabilitation (2004-2014, University of Pittsburgh)
5. Timing investigation dosage implementation (2013-2017, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)