Rehabilitation and Enabling Technology
The University of Utah Rehabilitation Center – in partnership with the Colleges of Health, Mechanical Engineering Ergonomics & Safety Program, Computer Science, Businesses, and Architecture and Planning – conducts research and development in the field of assistive technology and adaptive recreation.
The Rehabilitation Center and Tetradapt (https://www.tetradapt.us/) currently has as their core project the TetraSki, the world’s first independent alpine sit-ski for any physical disability (shown above). The Tetradapt Community is a nonprofit organization working closely with the University of Utah to build, distribute and support assistive technology products and is the vision of adaptive sports leader and founder, Jeffrey Rosenbluth, spinal cord injury medical director at the University of Utah Rehabilitation Center.
Also among the enabling-technology projects undertaken by the partnership listed above is the PADS project (shown below).
PADS–Portable Aquatic Docking System