6.811 Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology


Units: 3-4-5
Schedule: L MWF1, room 56-154; Lab: MW3-5, room 32-044
Instructor:  Prof. Seth Teller, teller@csail.mit.edu
This subject qualifies as an Advanced Undergraduate Subject
Interdisciplinary project-based subject focuses on the effective practice of assistive and adaptive technology for individuals with disabilities. Lectures cover design methods and problem-solving strategies; institutional review boards; 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.