Engineering students from Penn State University (USA) and the Belgium Campus (South Africa) are the winning team in the 2016 Student Research and Design Competition, sponsored by the RERC on AAC. More information is available here.
In this article, Garrett Kryt, 2015 winner of the TREAT Award at the RESNA Student Design Competition, gives a first person account of his recently completed three week internship in residence at TREAT.
Rebecca White, Benjami Copeland, Kathleen Neighbors, Spencer Herndon With the aging population and poor dietary and exercise habits within the United States, people experience stroke at a more prevalent rate. A segment of stroke survivors experience hemiparesis, which is weakness or loss of motor control on one side of the body. This creates a paretic, […]
Touch Ability is a series of games and puzzles designed specifically to be accessible to people who are deaf-blind
ID GLOVZ can transform using an iPad from chore back to child’s play by providing quick success and fostering confidence in the process.
We are designing an adaptation to the Grivel Lil’ Monster ice tool for individuals with upper extremity amputations to use when technical ice climbing.
This paper describes a device that is designed to hit a ball over a net with a racket simulating a serve in racket sports.
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 […]
Nieun Sim, Ah-Hyun Kim, Tzu-Yao Wang, Cassian Whitehurst Abstract People with physical disabilities, as well as older adults have difficulty with moving from place to place often use walkers to assist them. However, when they use their walkers, the walkers create difficulty when it is time to transfer food to a table. Our project’s goal is […]
Jessica Jeffrey, Jacob McCarthy, Warren Roser, John Sweet Abstract The objective of this project was to improve upon an existing device developed by a Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Multidisciplinary Senior Design Team. The redesigned system is an accessory adaptable to manual wheelchairs that offers users the ability to stop on a hill via hand […]