Engineering for People with Disabilities

Engineering for People with Disabilities

Presented at Oaklawn Elementary on April 21st, 2017. An outreach event teaching 5th grade students about using engineering to help others. Included an Arduino workshop and design challenge.

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Devin Berg

April 21, 2017
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    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Engineering for People With Disabilities Meghan Donahue and Devin Berg April 21, 2017 Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
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    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu What is engineering? Engineers are designers and problem solvers who use math and science. Engineers are creative, hard working, passionate, and compassionate. Engineers use their skills to help others!
  3. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Engineering Design Process
  4. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Identify the Need or Problem • Talk to your end user • Talk to their team • Make sure you can clearly say what the problem you’re trying to solve is
  5. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Research the Problem • See what other people do to solve the problem • How would you do it if you don’t have a disability? • Do you have to do it that way? • Why don’t the options you can buy work?
  6. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Develop Possible Solutions • Brainstorm • Make a list of what your solution NEEDS • Make a list of what your solution WANTS
  7. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Pick the Best Solution • Compare and contrast all of your possibilities • Make a list of important criteria – Cost – Easy of use • Choose the brainstorm option that best meets all of your criteria
  8. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Make a prototype and test it! • Just trying to figure out the concept • Doesn’t have to be pretty at first ☺
  9. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Human – Machine Interactions • If you want to send your grandma a picture from the phone how do you do it? • How would you do it if you couldn’t move your fingers?
  10. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Human – Machine Interactions • What are all the possible body parts you could use to interact with the phone? • What are all of the body parts you could use to interact with a machine?
  11. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Human-Machine Interface • Figuring out what body part we will use is called an access method – Sometimes we have to add parts on to the person to make it work
  12. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu What Actions are Needed to Complete Task? • When sending Grandma a picture – Unlock phone – Open camera app – Aim camera – Select take picture – Select share picture – Enter Grandma’s info – Select send
  13. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Example of Rehabilitation Engineering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTLOrsBTrVI
  14. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Let’s help Maria 1. When she is in bed at night she doesn’t have her computer to talk 2. She can’t hum loud enough for Mom and Dad to hear her if she needs help 3. How can we help Maria “yell” for her parents if she needs a glass of water or is uncomfortable?
  15. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu How do you do it? • In the middle of the night if you need a glass of water, how do you fix it? • If you are uncomfortable sleeping on your side, how do you fix it? • If you forgot to turn on/off the night light, how do you fix it?
  16. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring

    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu How can we help Maria • How can we help Maria get her parent’s attention so that they will come in her room and help her fix it?
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    Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute - Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/svri UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Some tools to help you Each group has an Arduino kit in front of you. Let’s try wiring an: • LED • Motor • Push button