Crossing a busy city intersection can be a precarious task for any pedestrian, a maze fraught with various obstacles. A new app, designed by Northeastern engineering students, would help blind or visually impaired people navigate that maze.
An interdisciplinary group of Northeastern students and faculty have combined their knowledge of engineering and physical therapy to design, develop, and then deliver two low-cost communication devices to disabled kids living at a pair of orphanages in Ecuador.
Students in the “Enabling Engineering” technical elective recently presented their design proposals to faculty, peers, and project mentors. The eponymous student group may bring all of them to fruition.
The student group Enabling Engineering offers young humanitarians the chance to develop products that will make the lives of people with disabilities easier.
For its senior capstone project, a team of engineering students developed a program using Google Glass. The students say it could help memory-impaired individuals identify people they come in contact with and perform daily tasks.
Northeastern student-researchers have designed a self-sustainable motorized bicycle that requires no input other than human pedal power.
An engineering capstone team brings together the advantages of online and in-person board games to create a classic experience that can be shared across long distances.
The first-place winners in this spring’s electrical and computer engineering capstone competition designed an eye-controlled robotic arm allowing paraplegic patients to feed themselves.
In senior capstone project, engineering students apply eye-tracking technology to design a robot that can help the disabled with household tasks
Engineering students develop a brainwave-control system for piloting a simulated airplane — and corporate and government researchers are interested
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