Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center
The Center's research goal is to develop and apply new scientific knowledge and practical, cost-effective devices to understand and address better the real-world problems of blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind consumers. The RERC has many ongoing R&D projects and collaborative relationships, both internal and external to Smith-Kettlewell. Primary funding for the RERC comes from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, with other important sources of support, including the National Eye Institute, and The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute.
Accessibility research goes from lab to App Store in the form of overTHERE – a free iPhone app that uses a unique gestural interface to give blind pedestrians quick and easy access to accurate location information about nearby businesses and other points of interest.View News
Cerebral visual impairment often affects higher level visual function (HVF); for examView Project