design, development, and use of technology that benefits people with
disabilities and older adults.
In this course, students from many academic disciplines learn about disability,
assistive technology, and rehabilitation from guest lecturers and field trips to
local medical and engineering facilities.
Students also have the opportunity to work on projects that would benefit people
with a disability and older adults in the local community. Through these project
efforts, they learn and practice how to work in teams, engage with the local
community, solve problems through a engineering design process, practice oral
and written communication skills, exercise critical thinking, and gain
confidence in their abilties - all important as they transition from students to
Projects typically address difficulties in performing tasks such as working,
learning, moving, communicating, accessing products (including computers), and
daily living activities such as creative expression, cooking, cleaning, and
pursuing happiness. Projects that explore design concepts that improve
diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation are also pursued.
At this time, I am searching for interesting student project suggestions that
would address a challenge experienced by a individual with a disability or an
older adult or the people who care for them. I would appreciate any project
suggestions you might have.
This is an excellent opportunity to have bright students work on team projects
that address long-standing problems experienced by people in the local
Here is a webpage that has more detail about what I am looking for:
Please contact me if you have projects to suggest or would like more information
about the course or project requirements.
Thanks so much - take care,
David L. Jaffe
"If you have suggestions or questions, please contact Dave Jaffe, the course instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org"