Center for Community Engagement

Assistive Technologies

Weaving together engineering and technology, these service-learning courses challenge CSU students to use their academic knowledge and skills to create numerous solutions for adults and children living with a disability.

View campus service-learning projects involving assistive technologies:
CSU Los Angeles
CSU Los Angeles

Under the direction of Dr. Samuel Landsberger, Cal State LA's rehabilitation engineering students are weaving together engineering design with biomechanics, kinesiology and physiology to create numerous solutions for rehabilitation and everyday living for disabled individuals.

San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University

Whirlwind Wheelchair International is a non-profit social enterprise based out of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at San Francisco State University dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities in the developing world. Whirlwind has established partnerships with various student organizations to promote the availability of economic and sustainable wheelchairs that are designed based on feedback from future users.

Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University

The action of throwing or kicking a ball is an enjoyable part of childhood, but for children with disabilities, participating in group games and playground activities can be challenging. Students in Dr. Farid Farahmand's Introduction to Engineering 110 class are given the assignment of developing ways to make playground fun accessible for all children.