Archive | 2015 participant

Solving Indoor Navigational Needs for a Person with a Visual Impairment (University of Pittsburgh)

Janele Archibald, Hana Casalnova, Josh Singer, Victor Rivera, Jessica Burkman ABSTRACT Navigation on campus and in the community is difficult for students with disabilities (SWDs).  Once overcoming this challenge, they still face many disadvantages especially in STEM related classes.  The classes lack the assistive technology (AT) necessary for SWDs to fully participate in the hands-on […]

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The full CARP system including the Control Unit, the Armband and the Oar Box

Stroke Timing Assistance for Rowers who have a Visual Impairment (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

Jojo Pfile, Rachel Hunt, Dylan Gramza, Roxie Stein Abstract Adaptive Rowing is a sport used to support athletes with physical and visual disabilities and activity for rehabilitation. This research project explores the challenges associated with rowers who are visually impaired and proposes a solution to overcome these challenges. Through interviews and observations of adaptive rowers and […]

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Switch-EAR-roos (California Lutheran University)

Jane Hankins, Melody Rodriguez, Teresa Sandoval, Haleigh Salvage, Esther Garcia de la Cadena, Deanna Fierro, Crystal Smith, John Thomas, Marie Orechoff, Olivia Hart, Melissa McGehee, Carolina Hernandez, Laura Celic, Julia Ochoa, Alicia Steph, Victoria Castellon, Melissa Wolny ABSTRACT Hearing loss affects approximately 1.7% of children in the United States. Many of these children will be […]

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Child Friendly Tablet Case (Penn State University)

Kate Arndt, Mark Dobil, Kristen Hutt, Ryne Jenkins Abstract The PSU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is conducting a variety of research projects with young children who use tablets with application software to help aid in developing communication skills.   Early intervention is a communication process for young children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other disabilities. […]

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Written Communication Assist Device [The Ohio State University]

Molly Baumann, Alex Clark, John Inkrott, David Kerslake, Kevin Metka, & Jenn Wharton Abstract A cervical spinal cord injury can change the way a person lives the rest of their life.  Each year, there are approximately 12,000 spinal cord injuries in the United States.  Some of the most common causes of these injuries include motor vehicle accidents, other types […]

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