Minneapolis Adaptive Design and Engineering Program - Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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Minneapolis Adaptive Design and Engineering Program

About MADE | Research Areas | Personnel

Mission

The Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering (MADE) Program mission is to develop and disseminate adaptive technologies and interventions to help Veterans with physical disabilities maximize their function and participation in meaningful activities throughout their lifespan.

Since functional abilities and desired activities change over time, the MADE Program creates adaptive technologies and interventions that can be adjusted to the changing needs of the Veteran. In close collaboration with rehabilitation clinicians and industry partners, MADE investigators use a Veteran-centric, experience-based and outcome-driven design process to create practical commercially-viable solutions – promoting rapid development and translation to accomplish the mission.

Overarching Themes

The MADE Program is focused on the development and translation of adaptive technologies and interventions that:

  • Maximize Veterans’ participation in meaningful activities
  • Maximize Veterans’ functional abilities
  • Prevent or mitigate complications of disabilities

Collectively these themes focus on maximizing the Veteran experience through a lifetime following a disabling injury or illness. To truly break down barriers for Veterans with physical disabilities, adaptive technologies and interventions must improve functional abilities to maximize participation without causing long-term complications that prevent participation.

Contact Information:

Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
One Veterans Drive (Research – 151)
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: (612) 629-7830
Fax: (612) 725-2093

Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering (MADE) Program at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Contact Info

Location

  • Minneapolis Adaptive Design and Engineering Program
    One Veterans Drive
    Minneapolis, MN 55417

Contact Number(s)

  • 612-629-7830

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.