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Open-Source Innovations in Assistive Technology Solutions for Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Highest Scoring Team at Summer IPRO Day

This summer’s Interprofessional Project (IPRO) Program course culminated in IPRO Day with five teams involving more than 60 students from multiple disciplines. The team selected as the overall highest performing team for summer 2017 was guided by Mahesh Krishnamurthy, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering. The team was awarded $1,000 for their efforts.

The project, "Open-Source Innovations in Assistive Technology Solutions for Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy," focused on innovating assistive technology solutions for neuromuscular rehabilitation and physical therapy. The team worked to identify, research and develop five concepts that were prototyped to successfully demonstrate the value of an open source approach to developing low-cost user-centered solutions that serve people with special needs.

The highly diverse team of 12 students featured seven females and represented biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, molecular biology and biophysics, mechanical engineering, information technology and management, computer science, aerospace engineering and materials science and engineering.

Anyone interested in viewing the summer IPRO project exhibits through August can visit the IPRO team space in Room 7D3-1 along the west window wall of IIT Tower. 

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