About This Course
BWSI Assistive Technology will help students develop skill for product design, rapid prototyping, and product testing in the context of building a technology solution for people living with disabilities. We will tackle real problems faced by people in the Greater Boston Area, and learn to work with the end users, stepping through the engineering design process together to come up with personalized, creative solutions.
Before arriving on campus students will be required to complete an online course introducing assistive technology, product design, and specific technical skills. The course will introduce students to key math, science, and engineering concepts that will be required on day one. The latter portion of the online course will be an open-ended design activity that will integrate the lessons on design thinking and the technical skills they learned in the earlier portions of the course.
The online course will consist of the following modules:
- What is assistive technology?
- Design thinking
- Design processes
- Technical skills development
- Open-ended design activity