TREAT is the Center for the Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology. We are part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) P2C network of rehabilitation research resource centers. TREAT focuses on technology transfer and comparative effectiveness research.
TREAT is is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, collaborative consortium between corporate, educational and non-profit entities that provides education, expert consultation, and direct assistance to accelerate commercialization of rehabilitation and assistive technologies. The center is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Rehabilitation Research Infrastructure Network (MRRIN). Funding is provided by the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) through awards R24HD065703 and P2CHD086841. For more information, please visit http://treatcenter.org.
TREAT has the following mission:
- To provide research translation and commercialization expertise and education for rehabilitation researchers and bioengineers with product solutions for rehabilitation technology.
- To enable and encourage comparative effectiveness trials for rehabilitation technologies considered ready for clinical evaluation and use.