Your Impact at Work RLANRC

Andy Lin with Mr. R, who is using a custom adapted gaming setup using both 3D printed and commercially available components.

Your impact at work! AbleGamers recently partnered with Emerging Tech Lab at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center to provide hardware resources and funding for customized 3D printed solutions to help advance their adaptive gaming program.

The Emerging Tech Lab (ETL) at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (RLANRC) was established in 2014 by rehabilitation engineer Andy E. Lin to evaluate, modify, and implement emerging and experimental technologies in their use with individuals with disabilities, specifically for patients at the facility. RLANRC is a world-renowned hospital that provides specialty rehabilitative care to individuals who have suffered from spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological disorders. As one of the largest rehabilitation hospitals in the United States RLANRC cares for approximately 4,000 inpatients each year, and services 71,000 outpatient visits each year.

First launched in early 2016 and as part of Peer Counseling, AbleGamers partners with various organizations, including hospitals and rehabilitation centers to reach many more players and provide players with a nearby location to assist in setup to enter the world of gaming. Partner organizations are powered by AbleGamers through initial and ongoing support/training for staff on best practices in adaptive gaming and donation of specialized controllers and other devices.

With the support of donors, gamers, and sponsors, AbleGamers aims to increase the size and frequency of future partners.

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