Rehabilitation Engineering Program
The University of Michigan Rehabilitation Engineering Program (UMREP) is a division of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Medical Center. The UMREP provides rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology services to patients and clients, conducts research in a variety of areas, and offers a number of student education and training opportunities. Service, research, student education, and clinical training are all directed towards the application of engineering and technology to increase the functional capabilities and quality of life of people with disability.
UMREP provides services to patients and clients through the UM Medical Center. There are 5 full time equivalent staff as well as a number of graduate student clinical interns working in provision of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology services.
The UMREP research and development efforts are an integral part of the program and focused on applications of engineering and technology for people with disability. Research efforts are currently focused on its main project: "University of Michigan Direct Brain Interface Project".
Graduate and undergraduate students from the College of Engineering , Medical School, and other University Programs can participate in both the service and research aspects of the UMREP. Student options for participation in the UMREP include: course work, graduate research training, clinical internships, course projects, and independent study. A specialized clinical training program in provision of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology services is also offered. A description of the clinical internship can be found on separate page.