Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

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The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has collaborated with BioCrossroads and Fitzgerald & Associates to develop a framework for establishing Indiana as the global epicenter for innovation in assistive technology development and application. Through many interviews, work sessions, and surveys the opportunities and challenges of the adaptive technology (AT) market have been identified. The Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) is privileged to have the opportunity to work with the FSSA to build the innovation capacity in the AT market and ultimately establish Indiana as the global epicenter of AT.

The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) is dedicated to improving the functionality and independence of those with the disabilities through innovation and adoption of assistive technologies. The center will bring the AT community together and provide direction for the future of AT in Indiana. RCHE will provide the initial oversight for the center’s organization and provide support and assistance for CAT to realize its mission.

The advisory council will set strategic direction and provide critical networking with organizations serving the disabled community. RCHE is also working with the FSSA to analyze AT data and collect additional data to identify areas of greatest potential benefit. The data will provide direction relating to identifying technologies for demonstration projects, assisting in health economic analyses, helping AT innovators assess markets for innovations, and directing the strategic planning for the center.

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