MIT students building Assistive Technology at Hackathon

On March 3rd in Boston Massachusetts, a group of university students shared ideas with the disabled community and made prototypes of Assistive Technology over a 10 hour period. The technology included an accessible beanbag-toss game, a personalised blood pressure cuff, a portable and collapsible shower chair, battery and structural optimisations for power soccer league wheelchairs, and more.  ‘Our goal [for ATHack] is to inspire everyone there to think about accessibility and to pursue projects in this space in the future,’ said Jaya Narain, co-founder and co-organiser of the event and a graduate student in mechanical engineering at MIT. We here at Disability Tek are so proud of what these students are achieving. Their efforts also demonstrate that Assistive Technology can be many things, and not just related to computers, tablets, phones, etc. Read the full article on MIT site.