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The Emerging Tech Lab (ETL) at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (RLANRC) was established in 2014 to evaluate, modify, and implement emerging and experimental technologies in their use with individuals with disabilities, specifically for patients at the facility. The ETL has become the hub at Rancho for new ideas related to assistive tech, as well as a creative outlet for therapists and engineers to think outside the box in what can be created for patients. The program continues to grow through increased staff participation in the design and iteration of custom devices, through implementation of 3d printing and other open-source designs.  For more information, please visit

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