Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology (CART)
Providing innovative and comprehensive assistive technology solutions to individuals with disabilities.
The Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology (CART) opened in 1989 at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (RLANRC), to help children and adults with physical disabilities lead more independent lives through the use of assistive technology. Assistive technology is often the tool that enables individuals with disabilities to participate more fully in everyday activities at home, school and work.
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. RLANRC is recognized as an international leader in rehabilitation medicine and clinical research, and since 1989, the hospital has been consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in Rehabilitation by U.S. News and World Report. 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.
Comprehensive, Innovative, and Experienced
An interdisciplinary team consisting of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech pathology and a rehabilitation engineer are available to address one or more of the following technology areas: seating and mobility, augmentative and alternative communication, electronic aids to daily living, computer access, adapted gaming and worksite evaluations. The highly experienced CART staff work together with clients and caregivers to ensure that those technologies recommended are compatible and provide optimal function.