6.811 Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology


Class Info

Students work closely with people with disabilities to develop assistive and adaptive technologies that help them live more independently. Covers design methods and problem-solving strategies; human factors; human-machine interfaces; community perspectives; social and ethical aspects; and assistive technology for motor, cognitive, perceptual, and age-related impairments. Prior knowledge of one or more of the following areas useful: software; electronics; human-computer interaction; cognitive science; mechanical engineering; control; or MIT hobby shop, MIT PSC, or other relevant independent project experience.

This class has no prerequisites.

6.811 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by R. C. Miller and J. E. Greenberg.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Mondays in 32-144.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the 6.811: Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology, Fall 2015 site or on the 6.811 Stellar site.

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