Joining Forces To Create A Better Future

Life Beyond Barriers is the collaboration of visionary leadership from an elite collection of organizations. United, the organization utilizes their world-class skills and resources – biomedical, biotechnological and rehabilitation – to create solutions for real issues that confront people with disabilities, healthcare professionals and caregivers.

Detroit-based Urban Science is a global retail consulting and software solutions firm that helps companies effectively and efficiently allocate resources to improve both market share and profitability. In its 35-year history, Urban Science has pursued a vision of a world where science and the entrepreneurial spirit work in tandem to create opportunities for generations of people to achieve their life goals. As a former instructor at Wayne State University, company founder Jim Anderson has joined forces with WSU and RIM to continue that vision through Life Beyond Barriers.
From its inception nearly 80 years ago, the College of Engineering has blossomed into a key educational institution in Michigan, with more than 80 full-time faculty, 1,365 undergraduates, and 1,555 graduate students. As rapid advances in the areas of science, technology and communications change the world as we know it, the College is strengthening its position to continue to provide support and leadership for the technology that will make our lives better. With standout interdisciplinary research areas in alternative-energy technology, bioengineering, smart sensors and integrated microsystems, the College is poised to provide leadership in the emerging growth areas shaping our future.
For more than 50 years, Detroit Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan has been helping people rebuild their lives after a serious illness or injury. We do this by delivering comprehensive rehabilitation services based on cutting-edge treatment techniques, innovative research and excellent, personalized medical care. A full spectrum of comprehensive services and programs are available for spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, cerebral palsy, musculoskeletal disorders, lower back problems, amputations, geriatric conditions, work-related injuries, sports injuries and other medical conditions requiring physical rehabilitation.