IMPACTful News & Updates
January 2022 | Volume 2 Issue 1
AT & Rehabilitation Tech Transfer Bi-Monthly Newsletter
We hope 2022 is off to a great start! There are lots of new events, funding opportunities and happenings in and around AT/RT and Tech Transfer. Haven't connected with us yet? Contact us to find out how we can support your innovation goals!
Happenings In and Around Assistive Technology
Recent Publications
Barnhill, Brooke. (2021). Raising expectations and improving transition outcomes for students who are deafblind. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) , 115(6), Pgs. 585-589.

Hayden, Maureen J. (2021). The importance of mentorship when pursuing a STEM career as a person with a visual impairment. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) , 115(6), Pgs. 590-595.

Figoni, Stephen F. , Dolbow, David R. , Crawford, Edwin C. , White, Margaret L. , Pattanaik, Sambit. (2021). Does aerobic exercise benefit persons with tetraplegia from spinal cord injury? A systematic review. J Spinal Cord Med. 2021 Sep;44(5):690-703. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2020.1722935. Epub 2020 Feb 11. PMID: 32043944; PMCID: PMC8477928.

Palaco, I., Kim, S., Park, M. et al. Exploring capabilities of international technology transfer intermediaries between emerging and developed countries. J Technol Transf (2021).

Kumar, R., & Sinha, K. (2021). Benefits of assistive technology and policy implications. International Journal of Economic Perspectives, 15(1), 320–326. Retrieved from

Margaret Savage, Sarah Albala, Frederic Seghers, Rainer Kattel, Cynthia Liao, Mathilde Chaudron & Novia Afdhila (2021) Applying market shaping approaches to increase access to assistive technology in low- and middle-income countries, Assistive Technology, 33:sup1, 124-135, DOI: 10.1080/10400435.2021.1991050

KT Casebook 9th Edition is out now! 
Take a look to see how NIDILRR grantees are using innovative, effective, and measured KT strategies to ensure their research is useful to their audiences Read the casebook entries here.
KTDRR KT Casebook 9th Edition
VentureWell OPEN 2022 Conference
The premier innovation and entrepreneurship education conference.

OPEN brings together members of the higher education innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) field to share experiences and research, learn best practices, and forge dynamic new relationships. This year, our welcoming community will convene online to discuss the tools, trends, and new strategies that will collectively move I&E education forward and prepare early-stage entrepreneurs for an ever-changing world. View the full schedule of sessions and events here!
37th International Seating Symposium
The International Seating Symposium (ISS) is the world's leading educational conference and exhibition on the topic of Wheelchair Seating, Mobility, and Associated Assistive Technologies; attended by all stakeholders including clinicians, consumers, advocates, researchers, providers, manufacturers, and policymakers from over 30 nations. The 2022 ISS will now be held fully virtually. Register today!
Will you be attending ISS?
Virtual Online

01/31/22 8:00am - 02/02/22 5:00pm

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Funding Opportunity Highlights

NIH - Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Optional). Read More

NIH SEED - Funding to Promote Diversity in Research Supplement The opportunity for current awardees to obtain additional funding through a Diversity Supplement if their small business is committed to increasing the participation of women and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Read More

VentureWell - Applications now open for the BME-IDEA International E-Team Grant Program! Grants of $13,000 are available to US-based student-led biomedical engineering teams and their faculty principal investigators (PIs) to support collaborative project opportunities with their counterparts across the BME-IDEA global network. Learn More

Technology & Clinical Study Highlights