Design of Assistive Technologies 2022

Welcome to BWSI Design of Assistive Technologies! This course will introduce you to some of the techniques and tools to design a product that will help improve the daily life of a person with a disability. The class is split into the following modules and learning objectives: Module 1: What is Assistive Technology?
  • What is assistive technology, and how does it relate to people with disabilities?
  • How does this course approach the design of assistive technologies?
Module 2: Design Processes
  • How do we know what the person we are designing for needs?
  • How do we turn those needs into a concept for a product?
Module 3: Technical Skills Development
  • What skills might we need to design a physical assistive technology product?
  • What is 3D printing?
  • How is computer-aided design used to help us make 3D parts?
Module 4: Open-Ended Design Project
  • How do we tie everything together into a design project?
  • Note that this module involves a significant project that will be extremely difficult to accomplish last-minute. Please take this into consideration for the deadlines.
Course Information
  • Type: Self-paced
  • Start Date: Feb 08, 2022
  • End Date: Dec 01, 2022
  • Duration: 43 Weeks