Continue reading Seven Hills Pediatric Center: Implementing a Sensory Garden for Multi-Sensory Cognitive Development

Seven Hills Pediatric Center: Implementing a Sensory Garden for Multi-Sensory Cognitive Development

Welcome to our Implementing A Sensory Garden team page. Our Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) involved our team to develop an interactive outdoor environment for the residents at Seven Hills Pediatric Center (SHPC). Working in collaboration with the staff of SHPC, we used a human-centered design approach to identify the needs of residents, and design features and…

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Continue reading Seven Hills Foundation: Increasing the Accessibility of Assistive Technology

Seven Hills Foundation: Increasing the Accessibility of Assistive Technology

Student Researchers Jane Bingel, Management EngineeringAbigail Cornwell, BiochemistryMichael DiMilia, Aerospace EngineeringNathan Meersman, Environmental EngineeringNam Tran Ngoc, Robotics Engineering Project Sponsor: The Seven Hills Foundation Our sponsor for this project was the Seven Hills Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps individuals with developmental disabilities. Their programs emphasize the importance of career development skills in order to…

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Seven Hills Foundation: Assistive Technology Intervention Process

We are the Worcester Polytechnic Institute team sponsored by Seven Hills Foundation. From October 27th, 2015 to March 3rd, 2016, we worked with Seven Hills Foundation to develop a process to introduce high tech assistive technology solutions to people with disabilities living in community homes. Essentially, we developed a pilot smart home for people with disabilities.…

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Continue reading Worcester Art Museum: Family Accessibility

Worcester Art Museum: Family Accessibility

For our Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), we worked with the Worcester Art Museum(WAM) to gauge the interest of young children ages 0 – 4 in the museum. The museum needs information on this demographic in order to accomplish their goal of becoming a cultural staple in New England by 2020. Project Description The Worcester Art…

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Continue reading Worcester Division of Public Health: CHIP Walk

Worcester Division of Public Health: CHIP Walk

Project Sponsor: Worcester Division of Public Health  The Worcester Division of Public Health works to protect and improve community well-being by preventing disease and injury while promoting social, economic and environmental factors fundamental to health. The Worcester “D.P.H.” gives great effort to track and investigate health hazards in the community. once the health hazards have been identified,…

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Worcester Earn-A-Bike: Creating an Adaptive Bicycle

We are the students who worked with Worcester Earn-A-Bike in order to develop an alternative bicycle for people with different disabilities including Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. Balance issues are associated with each of these disabilities, making it difficult to ride a standard bicycle. As bicycling is a great form of exercise, recreation, and…

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