In an MIT class on Principles and Practices of Assistive Technology (PPAT/6.811/HST.420/2.78), clients with disabilities join teams of engineering students to create customized assistive technology solutions. We are looking for clients with specific project ideas for our class this upcoming fall.
We are looking for twelve adventurous individuals who face daily life challenges related to their disability.
Potential clients must:
• Have one or more specific project ideas in mind;
• Be based in Cambridge, MA or nearby;
• Be easily accessible via phone or email;
• Be available to meet in-person with students for approximately one hour every week from mid-September through early December;
• Be open to new experiences and willing to give active feedback to the students.
Previous client projects have included:
1. A nurse call system for a residence for people with neurological conditions: http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/empowerment-through-mobile-technology-and-co-design-0518
2. A coffee cup holder for a crutch-user: http://assistivetech.scripts.mit.edu/blog/team-paul-and-the-coffee-crane/
3. A text-to-speech app for people who cannot communicate clearly: http://assistivetech.scripts.mit.edu/blog/scriptspeak-a-text-to-speech-app-designed-with-you-in-mind/
If you are interested in participating as a client, please complete the brief application at http://goo.gl/forms/oEcWBt96XQS0dTTJ2
Applications will be considered on rolling basis from June 24 until August 5.
Due to the number of applications received, we regret that we can only respond to individuals with project ideas that pass an initial screening. If your project idea advances to that stage, we will be in touch to answer your questions and confirm mutual interest.