The IDEA Center has been collaborating with faculty members in the University at Buffalo’s Rehabilitation Sciences, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Computer Science departments to create a portable device to help individuals self-manage their rehabilitation when recovering from a stroke.
People with disabilities are underrepresented in STEM.
Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.