Realizing this power, federal agencies such as NIDRR
have encouraged researchers in sponsored RRTC, Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) programs to apply advanced technology in their R&D activities aimed at promoting the full inclusion and integration of PWDs into society and to solve rehabilitation problems (Rivard, 2012).
Abbreviations: LLANA = lower-limb amputee needs assessment, NIDRR
= National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, QOL = quality of life, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
Abbreviations: ANOVA = analysis of variance, EMG = electromyography, FMG = force myography, FSR = force-sensitive resistor, GFD = grip force dynamometer, ICC = intraclass correlation coefficient, MVC = maximum voluntary contraction, NIDRR
= National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, RMS = root-mean-square, VR = variance ratio.
All participants were funded by NIDRR
to conduct disability research at the time of data collection.
The Center is in the process of developing such standards for disability research through a 5-year NIDRR
grant on knowledge dissemination.
Funding: FY 12 $496,422; FY 13 $499,576; FY 14 $499,107; FY 15 $499,412; FY 16 $498,886.
The Hospital is also the NIDRR
National Statistical TBI database for the other 15 TBI Model System Centers in the U.
Abbreviations: 3-D = three-dimensional, 3MP = third metacarpalphalangeal joint, ANCOVA = analysis of covariance, ANOVA = analysis of variance, HERL = Human Engineering Research Laboratories, KMRREC = Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, NIDRR
= National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, SCI = spinal cord injury, SD = standard deviation, T = thoracic, UW = University of Washington.
Funding: FY 13 $199,377; FY 14 $197,380; FY 15 $196,477.
This new approach at NIDRR
can be traced in part to the first conference under the Translating Research into Practice initiative, which was held in 2003 by the U.
More detailed information on the process can be obtained from the second author who is the project director on the NIDRR
field initiated research grant.
RSA and CSAVR have remained consistent supporters and contributors to IRI as have the universities funded by RSA and NIDRR