The Partnership for Effective Access Technology R&D at RIT.
The mission of AccessAbility @ RIT is pursuing research and development that enhances accessibility and empowering individuals with varying abilities.
We partnered with researchers, developers, designers, service providers, industry and, most importantly, the individuals themselves.
Students participated in experiential learning opportunities with community healthcare and service providers and developed projects that provide greater and better access for individuals and benefit their caregivers and related service providers.
If you are an enthusiastic student, contact us and see if there are opportunities for enrolling in relevant credit bearing courses or if there are Co-op opportunities on or off-campus!
If you are an interested faculty, come and join us in creating, expanding and promoting the collaboration between disciplines, departments and across campus.
For Community Partners
Whether you’re from a volunteer, government, healthcare or other related organization or just a concerned individual, join us in developing solutions for those in need!
What we have created and what we are doing
Automatic Toilet Paper Dispenser
EZTP is an automatic toilet paper dispenser that dispenses and cuts a controllable amount of paper per use; designed for Healthcare institutions for people with mobility limitations.
Motivate to Move
Our project is to create an activity tracker for wheelchair users whose primary activity is weight shifts. Using sensors and monitoring lights, positive feedback and reminders will be available to users and physical therapists.
Sense What’s Up
ROAM is a simple universal attachment for a white support cane, containing a sensor that will detect overhead obstacles and alert the user with haptic feedback.
Rock Climbing Holds for Individuals with Attention and Focus Challenges
Rock climbing is a therapeutic activity for individuals with attention and focuses challenges associated with autism. Focused Grip instrumented rock climbing holds provide a system that allows configuration of a climbing pattern that provides both sensory guidance cues as well as an assessment of the progress of the climbing activity.
A Lift with Dignity
LEV is a lifting vest that can be used in conjunction with Hoyer lifts, ceiling lifts and other lifting systems to maximize user independence, mobility and comfort while providing a more dignified experience for users.
Students and faculty within the ATP lab contribute to the designs of various upper limb prosthetic devices.