Documentary Featuring AVE(2)D shown on at the McWane Center

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Documentary Featuring AVE(2)D shown on at the McWane Center

Design for Everyone is a documentary about universal design and inclusive fitness equipment produced and directed by University of Alabama at Birmingham Film Seniors Benjamin Johnson and David Love. The documentary features AVE(2)D and other RecTech projects and presents how the Lakeshore Foundation creates an inclusive fitness community. The documentary was shown on IMAX at the […]

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Wheelchair Activity Monitoring on FastCoExist.com

Rectech principle investigator for the Wheelchair Activity Monitoring System Dan Ding is cited multiple times in an article on fastcoexist.com. The link is below. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3058074/these-scientists-are-building-fitness-trackers-that-work-for-people-with-disabilities

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Congressman Gary Palmer visits RERC RecTech

Congressman Gary Palmer visited RERC RecTech which is located at Lakeshore Foundation.  Here is a tweet from him!

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Dr. Rimmer Presents at White House Research Forum

In October of 2014 Dr. Rimmer was a panel member at the White House Research Forum on Improved Fitness for Americans with Disabilities.  He also presented on a Physical Activity Inclusion Model and Methodology for Promoting Environmentally Friendly Settings: GRAIDS.  The entire Forum and Dr. Rimmer’s presentation can be checked out here.   http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=14872&bhcp=1

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Exercise and Fitness for All Act

Senator Harkin and Representative Farr introduced Exercise and Fitness for All Act, bills S.2888 and H.R.5541 to both houses of Congress on September 18, 2014. It directs the US Access Board to develop and publish guidelines for exercise or fitness service providers in order to provide accessible exercise or fitness equipment, including relevant personnel training. […]

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EE_estimator Application Estimates Energy Expenditure in Manual Wheelchair Users

EE_estimator is a computer application designed for estimating energy expenditure of manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury (SCI) using the commercial activity monitor SenseWear armband (Bodymedia, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA). This application uses the personal information (e.g., height and weight) of a manual wheelchair user with SCI…Click here to read more.

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Dr. Rimmer Named to President’s Council

Dr.Rimmer, PI of RecTech has been named to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Science Board. He is the first researcher with a focus on the fitness of people with disabilities to be named to the prestigious post. Read more.

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Rectech Attends RESNA 2014

RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the foremost organization dedicated to promoting health and well-being for people with disabilities by increasing the opportunity for access to technology solutions. By advancing this field, RESNA’s purpose is to contribute to the public welfare through scientific, literary, professional and educational behavior sequentially […]

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Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Excellence in Research Writing Award

Dr. James Rimmer, P.I. of RecTech received the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Excellence in Research Writing Award for the article titled: “Telehealth Weight Management Intervention for Adults with Physical Disabilities: A Randomized controlled Trial.” Click here for more information.

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UAB Capstone Project Wins 2014 da Vinci Award

Two projects from the UAB BME Capstone Design course are among 15 finalists for the 2014 da Vinci Awards, including the Cost Effective Home Wheelchair Scale, developed in collaboration with RecTech and the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative. Read More

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