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Mission Statement

The mission of the Disability, Participation and Quality of Life Research Laboratory is to enhance the quality of life and community participation of individuals living with a variety of disabilities.  The goal of the laboratory is to facilitate high quality living to allow individuals with disabilities to reach their own individualized goals and potential.

Dr. Rice & Graduate Students

Fall 2023 Lab Photo

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Recent Publications

Fall detection from a manual wheelchair

Preliminary findings based on accelerometers using machine learning techniques

A prospective pilot study

Functional balance assessment for predicting future recurrent falls in non-ambulatory individuals with spinal cord injury

Understanding Wheelchair

Use in Older Adults From the National Health and Aging Trends Study