Perspectives in Assistive Technology  

ENGR 110/210
Winter Quarter 2012
Tue & Thu  4:15 - 5:30pm
  Building 530 - Classroom 127  

Explore the broad spectrum of issues surrounding the design,
development, and use of technology that benefits people with disabilities

Designed for ME, PD, BME, CS, EE, and HumBio students

  • Learn how technology helps people with disabilities
  • Interact with users of assistive technology, coaches, and project partners
  • Engage in a team-based design experience that includes need finding, brainstorming, iterative design, fabrication, and user testing
  • Apply engineering and design skills to assist individuals with disabilities in the local community increase their independence and improve their quality of life
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Research and Development
  • Personal Perspectives
  • Team-based Design
  • Designing for Developing Countries
  • Assistive Technology Overview
  • Needfinding Techniques
  • Communication Aids
  • Home and Worksite Accommodations
  • Robotics Research
  • Artificial Limbs
  • Adapted Vehicles
  • Designing Beyond the Norm
  • Senior and Student Perspectives
  • Product Commercialization
  • Insight into the Design Process
  • VA Spinal Cord Injury Service
  • Willow Garage Robots
  • Hands-free Reading Aid
  • Robotics & Prosthetics Applications
  • Brain-computer Interface
  • Adapted Exercise Equipment
  • Mobility Projects
  • Aids for Seniors and Veterans
  • Speech Feedback Device
  • Activities for kids with disabilities
  • Pursue a team-based project
  • Mid-term presentation and report
  • Final presentation and report
  • Personal reflection & Course evaluation
  • Work with technology users
  • Collaborate with project partner
  • Meet with team coach
  • In-class discussions
  • No studying, problem sets, or exams
  • No out-of-pocket project expenses
  • No required books or readings
  • No boring lectures
  • Continue project in ME113 or CS194
  • Continue project as independent study
  • Lecture-only options
  • Open to all disciplines
  • Apply engineering expertise to help others
  • Sharpen communication abilities
  • Develop team working skills
  • End of term celebration
ENGR110 is a certified Service Learning class that satisfies the optional course requirement for the BSME degree.