The Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT) seeks innovators to submit abstract proposals for rehab and assistance technology in its competition for the Fall 2017 funding round of grant awards.

As part of its Commercialization Assistance Program, TREAT offers grants of up to $25,000 as well as 200 hours of commercialization support to help accelerate the commercialization of rehabilitation and assistive technologies.

“Innovators from all professional backgrounds are encouraged to submit proposals for competitive review,” states Dr Richard Greenwald, TREAT co-director, in a media release.

Proposals typically focus on devices that address a clear rehabilitation or assistive need and have developed past the concept stage of design. Applications describing either disruptive technologies or incremental technology improvements are welcome, as are technologies that may have limited market size but high potential for improving the life of an individual by lessening the impact of disease or disability, per the release.

For more information and to submit proposals, visit TREAT.

The deadline to register online and submit abstracts is September 7. Full applications are due by September 28.

TREAT is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network (MR3).

[Source: TREAT]