"Engineering Design, Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Physiology, and Related Sciences and Engineering.
The aim of this option is to enable both and analytical and hands-on understanding of Biomechanics, Disability, and multi-disciplinary, creative design to improve the independence, activities and quality of life of people with disabilities.
Rehabilitation Engineers research and develop a wide range of assistive devices for people with disabilities. Examples include all-terrain wheelchairs, improved artificial limbs, and improved recreation and therapeutic devices for adults and children with disabilities.
Rehabilition Engineers may develop their own product development companies, work for biomedical device companies, or work with rehabilitation facilities both public and private.
Rehabilitation Engineering is also a viable academic option in conjunction with pre-medical studies, or studies for allied heal service fields, such as occupational and physical therapy, and nursing. It also an excellent introduction to the field of client-focused product development, involving and intimate knowledge of human factor and the multi-disciplinary nature of design.