Navigation Links
Engineers design systems to help children with special needs
Date:6/9/2014

MANHATTAN, KANSAS A group of Kansas State University engineers and students have developed technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities.

Steven Warren, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Punit Prakash, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, are collaborating with Heartspring Inc. The Wichita-based nonprofit organization is a therapeutic residential and day school program that uses evidence-based and emerging best practices to serve students who often have multiple diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, speech and language impairments, and other developmental disabilities.

The collaborative work is supported by a five-year $125,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's General and Age-Related Disabilities Engineering program.

The professors are using the grant to teach senior design courses where engineering students develop customized devices and software to help children at Heartspring. The professors and students collaborate with Heartspring administrators, clinicians and paraeducators to understand the needs of these children. Most of the children have a primary diagnosis of autism and a majority are nonverbal.

"The intent of this program is to pursue a specific design for a specific child when possible," Warren said. "When we are finished with a design, that individual would then get to keep and use a copy of the design. This is research where you can add immediate benefit to these children's lives."

The design courses began in fall 2011. Nearly 30 professors and students took part on design teams during the 2013-2014 academic year. The courses have involved several engineering departments, including electrical and computer engineering; mechanical and nuclear engineering; biological and agricultural engineering; and industrial engineering.

In some of these courses
'/>"/>

Contact: Steven Warren
swarren@k-state.edu
785-532-4644
Kansas State University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Engineers build worlds smallest, fastest nanomotor
2. Columbia engineers grow functional human cartilage in lab
3. Crib mattresses emit potentially harmful chemicals, Cockrell School engineers find
4. Innovative solutions for lab-automation developed by Bioprocess Engineers from Dresden
5. MIT engineers design living materials
6. Chemical spill activates Virginia Tech engineers in effort to determine long-term effects
7. Engineers teach old chemical new tricks to make cleaner fuels, fertilizers
8. Duke engineers make strides toward artificial cartilage
9. UCLA engineers develop new metabolic pathway to more efficiently convert sugars into biofuels
10. Stanford engineers monitor heart health using paper-thin flexible skin
11. Natures phenomena might teach Virginia Tech engineers new tricks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Engineers design systems to help children with special needs
(Date:4/1/2015)... 1, 2015   Medisafe ™, the leading global ... iOS and Android smartphones and ... into the platform to allow patients to track and ... first time, patients will be able to visualize in ... important biometrics, such as glucose levels and blood pressure. ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... The Granite Club, ... club, today announced it has implemented a state-of-the-art access ... for members and staff, while restricting access to authorized ... selected FST,s IMID Access system because it has the ... and staff, in addition to unparalleled security," said ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , March 24, ... of biometric identity management solutions, today announced that ... enabling premium clothing accessory retailer Goorin Bros ... login. The Crossmatch biometrics-based solution secures access to ... customers from the increased risk of data breaches. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Medisafe Announces Launch of Biometric Integration, Enabling Patients to Stay Adherent to Their Meds and See Tangible Health Results 2Granite Club First Private Club in North America to Implement FST Biometrics Secure Access Solution, as Part of Multi-million Dollar Expansion 2Crossmatch Fingerprint Readers Help Retailer Prevent Data Breaches at Point-of-Sale 2
... especially in rural areas, may interfere not only with ... finding flowers, according to researchers from Penn State and ... to perniciously alter key interactions between plants and animals," ... Environmental Research Letters . The animal tested in this ...
... than a thumbtack are being credited for playing a ... kinds of seafood, according to a new study by ... Survey. The little crustacean "grazers," some resembling tiny ... algae, helping keep these aquatic havens healthy for native ...
... ANALYTICS Device has ORNL pedigree . . . ... have an instrument that could accelerate drug discovery, aid ... hundreds of tests. The flowprobe system, which is based ... ORNL,s Chemical Sciences Division, allows for efficient, automated direct ...
Cached Biology News:Ozone masks plants volatiles, plant eating insects confused 2Tiny grazers play key role in marine ecosystem health 2April 2013 story tips 2April 2013 story tips 3
(Date:4/30/2015)... MN , April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber ... producing sustainable chemicals, today announced that it has commenced an ... BioAmber expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option ... the shares of common stock offered in the public ... there can be no assurance as to whether or ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... -- The following is an open letter sent April 30, ... Corp (NYSE: CO ) from Jayhawk Capital. ... of China Cord Blood Corp (" China Cord ") will ... from Golden Meditech Holdings Co Ltd ("Golden Med"). Certainly, a ... Golden Med and Mr. Kam, the Chairman of both ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... SAN DIEGO , April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... company engaged in the development of biosimilar therapeutics ... today announced the closing of its previously announced ... common stock at a public offering price of ... full by the underwriters of their option to ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... , April 30, 2015 WuXi PharmaTech ... ), a leading global contract R&D services provider, today ... preliminary non-binding proposal letter, dated April 29, 2015, from ... Li (the "Chairman"), founder, chairman and chief executive ... Partners ("ABG") that proposes a transaction (the "Transaction") involving ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BioAmber Inc. Announces Public Offering Of Common Stock 2BioAmber Inc. Announces Public Offering Of Common Stock 3April 30, 2015 Open Letter to the Board of China Cord Blood Corp from Jayhawk Capital 2April 30, 2015 Open Letter to the Board of China Cord Blood Corp from Jayhawk Capital 3April 30, 2015 Open Letter to the Board of China Cord Blood Corp from Jayhawk Capital 4April 30, 2015 Open Letter to the Board of China Cord Blood Corp from Jayhawk Capital 5Pfenex Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock and Full Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares 2WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 2WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 3WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 4WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 5WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 6
... and other rhetoric given by spokespeople from the incumbent telephone ... we should be asking this simple question: "Are they delivering ... , ,What speed are you really running at on your ... T-1 for a full T-1 price? These would seem to ...
... biotechnology hot spot will be further enhanced next ... one of the world's premier biotechnology conferences, businesses ... make up 1.5 percent of the total participation ... will be held April 9-12 at Chicago's McCormick ...
... edition, we interviewed Barry Chaiken, chair of the Digital Healthcare ... of BearingPoint. , , WTN: If I'm a hospital ... technology resources now? , , Barry Chaiken, MD ... money that I'm spending? Value is on two levels. One ...
Cached Biology Technology:Are speedometers for high-speed Internet service a new must-have? 2Are speedometers for high-speed Internet service a new must-have? 3Wisconsin to show up at BIO in numbers 2Wisconsin to show up at BIO in numbers 3Interview: Dr. Barry Chaiken on healthcare IT 2Interview: Dr. Barry Chaiken on healthcare IT 3
Mouse H60 Allophycocyanin MAb (Clone 205326) ENTREZ GeneID: 15101...
Can be used for the quantitative recovery of small amounts of nucleic acids within dilute solutions. 5mg/ml...
Recombinant Mouse sTNF RII/TNFRSF1B...
Human Norrin Biotinylated Affinity Purified PAb Protein Family: Other Growth Factors, Other Wnt-related Molecules...
Biology Products: