Rehabilitation engineering is the systematic application of engineering sciences to design, develop, adapt, test, evaluate, apply, and distribute technological solutions to problems confronted by individuals with disabilities. Functional areas addressed through rehabilitation engineering may include mobility, communications, hearing, vision, and cognition, and activities associated with employment, independent living, education, and integration into the community.
Another focus, of this groups is Functional Electrical Stimulation. FES is, in its widest definition a method to regain lost body functions by the use of electrical current. This wide field involves heart pacemakers, cochlea implants, activation of all kinds of paralyzed skeletal muscles, bladder stimulation and many more.