Annual Assistive Technology Fair Showcases Student-Developed Devices Designed to Aide those in Need

Students shared inventions created to assist disabled individuals
May 25, 2016

Touro University Nevada’s School of Occupational Therapy students exhibited one-of-a-kind inventions they designed and built to benefit disabled individuals at the annual Assistive Technology Fair on Wednesday, May 25.

The Assistive Technology Fair is the final project for an advanced course in assistive technologies and adaptive devices. Students individually exhibit a piece of adaptive equipment they have designed and constructed, along with a brief case study detailing its purpose and use. Many projects take on a personal meaning to students as they design them to help a friend, family member or patient.

Projects on display at this year’s event included inventions such as a vest for a bilateral amputee to carry groceries; adaptations for use in sporting situations such as horseback riding, fishing, snowboarding, kayaking, and rock climbing; modified kitchen tools; cultural adaptations; a wheelchair desk and much more.

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