Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology: NICHD Research Information

The research portfolio of the NICHD on rehabilitative and assistive technology focuses on a series of interdisciplinary research priorities:

  • Improving functional mobility of individuals with disabilities
  • Promoting behavioral adaptation to functional losses
  • Assessing the efficacy and outcomes to medical rehabilitation therapies and practices
  • Developing improved assistive technology
  • Understanding whole body system responses to physical impairments and functional changes
  • Developing more precise methods of measuring impairments, disabilities, and societal and functional limitations
  • Training research scientists in the field of rehabilitation
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