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About RecTech Wiki
This Wiki intended to be an online community for sharing adaptive equipment designs and methods that help enable greater participation in recreational and physical activities. It is a resource where people can post requests for designs they need, search for designs that will help them, edit and add comments to existing designs, and post their own design ideas.
The wiki is hosted by RecTech, an organization dedicated to using technology to promote healthier, more active lifestyles for people with disabilities, and funded by an RERC grant from the US Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; grant number H133E070029, through the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center: Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology.
RecTech is working in collaboration with the Segal Design Institute of Northwestern University. Student design projects will be used periodically to populate the wiki, but the wiki is also open to the public. Original versions of the students’ work can also be viewed using the links provided.
Designs can be found through the Search box on the left, or by browsing through Design Categories. Anyone is welcome to add content to the RecTech Wiki. You can Add a New Project, post a request to Designs Needed, and add comments to any posted design.
These disclaimers apply to all pages on this wiki.
Use at Your Own Risk
All content is posted by individuals who wish to share their ideas and/or experiences. The content is neither peer-reviewed, nor reviewed by medical professionals. Nothing posted in this wiki should be construed as medical advice. No individual or organization associated with the creation or maintenance of this wiki and its content can be held responsible for the validty of it's content or for the manner in which you choose to use it.
Device designs have not been thoroughly tested or approved by any regulatory agency. Some designs or exercise methods may pose risks for people who try them. It is your responsibility to talk to your physician before begining any new exercise. You assume all risks for devices you build or modify, even if your work is based on content found in this RecTech Wiki.
Creative Commons License
The RecTech Wiki employs an open model to govern the terms for posted designs. This model comprises two conditions:
- Personal use: Individuals may copy and fabricate a design freely if it is for their own personal use, but not for any commercial purpose.
- Commercial use: Licensees may copy, fabricate and sell the designs only after contacting the creator(s) and paying a license fee (typically $1,000) to them. If the design is from a Northwestern University student project, licensees may contact the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University.