EC.721 D-Lab: Mobility Technology for, by, and with People with Disabilities


Class Info

Students improve wheelchair technology in developing countries by applying sound engineering practices to create appropriate devices. Lectures focus on wheelchair usage, social stigmas, and manufacturing constraints. Includes lectures by third-world community partners, US wheelchair organizations, and MIT faculty. Multidisciplinary student teams conduct term-long wheelchair projects relating to hardware design. Funded opportunities available for travel to implement class projects at wheelchair workshops in the field.

This class has no prerequisites.

EC.721 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by S. Hsu.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries site.

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