Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) Technology Increasing Knowledge: Technology Optimizing Choice (RERC TIKTOC)


TIKTOC’s mission is to focus on collecting data and information that will enable the development of useable and accessible technology. The technology will be developed with the main objective of supporting and enhancing health self-management skills and independence based on individual healthcare needs. The goal of these projects will focus on developing and implementing technology to optimize and support the self-management of personal healthcare and independence of individuals with physical, cognitive, and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.