National Committee on Rehabilitation Engineering

Providing solutions and comfort to disabled and recovering patients.

What is Rehabilitation Engineering?

As defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Amended 1998

Rehabilitation engineering is the systematic application of engineering sciences to design, develop, adapt, test, evaluate, apply, and distribute technological solutions to problems confronted by individuals with disabilities in functional areas, such as mobility, communications, hearing, vision, and cognition, and in activities associated with employment, independent living, education, and integration into the community.

Rehabilitation engineers are key to the development and delivery of ‘assistive technology’, a term which refers to technologies and principles that meet the needs of and address the barriers confronted by individuals with disabilities in a range of life areas. Assistive technology is often associated with education, rehabilitation, employment, transportation, independent living, and recreation.

About the National Committee on Rehabilitation Engineering

The National Committee on Rehabilitation Engineering (NCRE) aims to:

  • promote the work and role of professional engineering involvement in the provision of assistive technology services to Australians with disabilities
  • define and develop a rehabilitation engineering profile among clients, health professionals and funding sources
  • improve Government understanding of, and support for, rehabilitation engineering
  • establish and increase the level of rehabilitation engineering research and development projects, manufacturing industry and training in Australia.

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Contact us

For any enquiries regarding the National Committee on Rehabilitation Engineering please contact:

Learned Society Advisor

Email: biomedcollege@engineersaustralia.org.au

Engineers Australia
Engineering House
11 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600

To contact Member Services please call 1300 653 113

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