Engineering Student Group at Northeastern University Helps Those Living with Disabilities

Enabling Engineering, a student group at Northeastern University, has evolved from a student’s capstone project into a student organization that develops products to help make the lives of Massachusetts residents with disabilities easier.

The team meets weekly to discuss, investigate and develop low-cost solutions to help provide independence to individuals with disabilities and elderly individuals to improve their quality of life. One project currently under development is a speech-assisting computer made from consumer products to help individuals who are bound to a wheelchair. Another project that was created by the team is a hospital sleep tracker that monitors sleep patterns and assists nurses to know when to give medication or take vital signs.

Read more about the group at Northeastern University and how they are working to move into building prototypes of their projects for clients.