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6.811 6.811[J] Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology

Prereq: Permission of instructor
U (Fall)
12 Units

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.

R. C. Miller, J. E. Greenberg, J. J. Leonard

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Same subject as 2.78[J], HST.420[J]