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Mobility is often a major issue for people with disabilities in reaching
their capacity for functional independence. The following programs address issues of
mobility and conduct studies to further expand our knowledge in the area of mobility for
persons with disability.
CART assists children and adults with disabilities in leading more
independent lives through the use of assistive technology. Assistive technology is
often the tool which enables individuals with disabilities to participate more fully
in everyday activities at home, school, and work.
Provides evaluation and training for individuals to use equipment and
learn ways to compensate for disabilities to allow them to drive safely and independently
The Pathokinesiology Laboratory at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
is a world-renowned Gait and Motion Analysis Center. Clinical services are provided
to the patients of Los Angeles County and to the private sector. Physicians refer
their patients to the Pathokinesiology Laboratory to obtain a detailed evaluation
of their function and recommendations for surgical and therapeutic interventions
that could not be determined by standard clinical procedures.
The Rehabilitation Engineering Program develops technology for children
with orthopedic disabilities with an emphasis on prosthetics and orthotics.
Rehab Engineering also addresses the needs of persons with a spinal cord injury,
with studies being conducted in improving mobile arm support, techniques for propelling
a wheelchair without shoulder damage, improving wheelchair suspension systems,
a gait training robotic assistant, and adapted exercise devices.
The Seating Center at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center provides
mobility through customized wheelchairs (and related equipment) to individuals who
would otherwise have been completely dependent on others to get around at home and
in the community.
Page last updated January 1, 2011
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