Who We Are
Falci Adaptive Biosystems is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those with neuromotor disabilities increase their ability to control and interact with their environment. Our organization works closely with engineering experts and leading medical centers to develop novel technologies and rapidly transition these into rehabilitation and adaptive systems. Through our Falci Adaptive Motorsports program, auto racing is used as a promotional and inspirational platform for those who are wheelchair bound.
2.2 million people in the United States depend on a wheelchair and/or caregivers for day-to-day tasks and mobility. Individuals in wheelchairs are heavily dependent on arm, hand and upper body strength and dexterity in order to accomplish routine daily tasks such as feeding, grooming, dressing, and communication. There is an unmet need for better human-machine interface controls for those with limited upper body function. There is a way to assist these individuals and the technology exists to make it a reality.
Our mission is to leverage new technologies to allow the disabled to more effectively control automobiles, wheelchairs, homes, and work environments. Falci Adaptive Biosystems works with physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, driving therapists, and wheelchair therapists at Craig Hopsital, a leading rehabilitation and spinal cord injury and brain injury center. Through our research, we are able to conceptualize adaptive technology ideas that will be most useful in improving the lives of disabled patients.
Why We Are Unique
Dr Falci has been Craig Hospital’s Chief Neurosurgeon since 1993, working closely with patients, as well as Physiatrists and Therapists who care for the medical and adaptive needs of those disabled by spinal cord injury. Falci Adaptive Biosystems knows and understands the unmet needs of the disabled population. Through focus groups and brainstorming sessions, we continue to identify adaptive technology ideas needed to provide greater mobility and independence for these individuals.
Falci Adaptive Biosystems has teamed up with leading engineers and scientists at the Air Force Academy, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Princeton University and other premiere academic and private institutions, to design, develop, and bring to fruition these adaptive technology ideas.
Once developed, we have the ability to trial this new equipment at Craig Hospital who will be a test site for our new adaptive technology.
Through our Falci Adaptive Motor Sports program and the generosity and assistance of the Furniture Row NASCAR Race Team, we will bring a new exciting adaptive sporting endeavor to the disabled population while showcasing developed technology on our adaptive NASCAR. We will inspire the spinal cord injured and disabled population to push their limits by adding motor sports to the ever growing list of disabled sports offerings.