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KU Serves Kansans

This program provides custom
assistive devices to Kansans.

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Assisting Non-profits

Centers of Independent Living
& companies that employ the disabled.

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Involving Students

Through this Service Learning process,
students help people with their needs.

Improving Access for Kansas Communities
Improving Access in KS!

Recreation accessibility in
in Kansas communities!

Prior Projects

WATCH THE VIDEO for the accessible Wamego children's train. Or click below for list of prior projects and a description of their impact on people with disabilities.

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Help spread the word!

You can request cards to give to clients who may have a need that can be addressed by the BREAK program. Simply email Ken Fischer, PhD, with your mailing address and ask for a quantity of the info cards. To see and/or print the cards, CLICK HERE!

What is BREAK?

BREAK stands for "Biomechanical Rehabilitation Engineering Advancement in Kansas". It is a KU program supported by a grant from General & Age Related Disabilities Engineering at the National Science Foundation. The goal is to provide people in Kansas with helpful devices, while training students in rehabilitation engineering.

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Helping Kansans

The BREAK program directly aids individuals with disabilities by providing custom assistive or rehabilitation devices for the home, for work, or for recreation at no cost to them. Institutions that employ and/or serve individuals with disabilities can also receive custom assistive or rehabilitation devices for their employees or clients at no cost.

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Helping Students

Engineering students get great hands-on, real-world projects, learn about rehabilitation engineering, and have the satisfaction of helping people in need.

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