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HST 420
Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology

Term: Fall

Time:
M/W 11-1
Location:
32-044
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
Permission of Instructor
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
2-4-6 (N-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
Unknown
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.