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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by J. E. Greenberg.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 32-044.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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