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Access to organizations representing individuals with disabilities, USF has access to individuals with disabilities through several of its partner institutions listed below.  The Rehabilitation Engineering Technology Program is actively involved in rehabilitation and reintegration of individuals with disabilities into both home and work environments.


The James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, a JCAHO accredited hospital, is a 580 bed facility that provides comprehensive inpatient, primary, secondary, and tertiary care in medical, surgical, neurological, rehabilitation, and short-term psychiatric modalities, primary and specialized ambulatory care and rehabilitation nursing home care through its attached 240 bed nursing home care unit. Specialized programs are offered in treatment of chronic pain, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and general rehabilitation. The Spinal Cord Injury Center at the Tampa VAMC is one of the largest SCI centers in the country, serving over 1500 people with spinal cord injury. It is currently recognized as a Center of Excellence. The average census is 45 patients. Usually 5-10 of these patients are admitted for care of community acquired pressure ulcers.


VHA Patient Safety Simulation and Communication Laboratory

Test Mannequin integrating:

Accurate range of motion

Whole body patient spasm

Joint positioning w/ feedback

Skin pressure sensor

Dignity sensor

VHA Market Driven Safety Improvement Laboratory



VHA Patient Safety Engineering & Modeling Laboratory


Vertical Mill


MIG Welder

Tensile Tester

Gantry Winch

Pneumatic Tools

Grinders Presses - Saws

VHA Biomechanics Laboratory


Integrated Multimedia System

HumanTRAC 3D motion system

Digital Electromyography

Pressure measurement


Heart Rate Monitoring

Force Measurement

LabTech Virtual Instrumentation

VHA Gait and Balance Laboratory


SMART Balance Master System

Extended Force Plate


Shriners Motion Analysis Laboratory


Arrayed Infrared Cameras

Motion capture / conversion

Force platforms

Pedobarographic sensors

Electromyographic electrodes

USF Department of Mechanical Engineering


CAD lab

Machine Shop

Materials and Vibrations Lab

USF Robotics Lab

RRC K-2107A 7dof Robotic Arm



Basic Stamp Works Kits

Mechatronics Kit

Digital Servo Workshop

Prototyping Shop

CNC Mills

CNC Lathe

Surface Grinder

TIG Welder

Plasma Cutter

USF Data Acquisition Lab

LabVIEW Virtual Instruments

Multi-channel DAQ boards

Signal Conditioners

USF Rehabilitation Engineering Lab


EMC AEVIT equipment

Assorted Power wheelchairs

Automotive Transducer Kit

USF Perceptual Robotic Laboratory


Autonomous Robots

Teleoperated Robots

Rescue Robots

USF School of Physical Therapy


Digital EMG

High-speed /resolution VICON cameras

AMTI forceplate(s)

USF School of Physical Education  


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