This June, our CREATE team received a 5-year, 1 Million dollar Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) grant from NIDILRR for their training program entitled: Physical Computing and Fabrication to Enhance Community Living and Participation. This award will support training for… Read More Heather Feldner part of CREATE Team awarded 5 yr, 1M NIDILRR ARRT Grant!
IMPACTCo to lead Enriched Environment Partial Body Weight Support Harness Study for infants with Down syndrome
Heather will be leading a team of researchers from the University of Washington, University of Puget Sound, and Texas Woman’s University investigating the impact of partial-body weight support technology within an enriched play environment on the mobility, exploration, and mastery… Read More IMPACTCo to lead Enriched Environment Partial Body Weight Support Harness Study for infants with Down syndrome
Beth Halsne and Christine Lew named to Husky 100!
So proud of Beth Halsne and Christine Lew, two incredible women and students with whom I have had the pleasure of working with on their dissertation/thesis projects over the past year. Each was selected as part of the 2021 #Husky100 for their outstanding… Read More Beth Halsne and Christine Lew named to Husky 100!
Katherine Chamblin named as one of the Husky 100!
Huge congratulations to IMPACT Co lab member Katherine Chamblin, who was recently selected as one of the 2021 Husky 100! This prestigious recognition reflects Katherine’s incredible contributions to disability advocacy, research, and outreach during her undergraduate experiences. We are so… Read More Katherine Chamblin named as one of the Husky 100!
CREATE + ILABS Early Mobility and Brain Development Study
In Summer/Fall 2021, we are excited to celebrate the launch of a new research and innovation partnership between CREATE and the UW Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) focusing on access, mobility, and the brain. Mobility technology such as… Read More CREATE + ILABS Early Mobility and Brain Development Study
CLIME Small Grant Award Collaboration!
Heather Feldner will serve as the PI for a grant from the UW Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) Competitive Small Grants Competition. In a partnership between Rehabilitation Medicine, Disability Studies, and the D Center (D/deaf/Disability Cultural… Read More CLIME Small Grant Award Collaboration!
IMPACT Co to lead Pilot Powered Mobility Clinical Trial
Heather Feldner will serve as the PI on a recently announced NIH National Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Center (C-PROGRESS) pilot grant investigating the developmental outcomes, family perceptions, and community use patterns of two powered mobility devices: modified ride-on cars and the… Read More IMPACT Co to lead Pilot Powered Mobility Clinical Trial
UW Establishes New Center for Accessible Technology
The IMPACT Collaboratory is proud to be a part of the new UW Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE). Create was founded by nine UW faculty across the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Allen School… Read More UW Establishes New Center for Accessible Technology
Microsoft IdeaGen Conference 2019
Heather Feldner had the privilege of being part of an Accessibility Panel during this year’s IdeaGen Conference at Microsoft. Moderated by Scott Saponas from Microsoft Research, following a keynote from Jake Wobbrock on ability-based design, fellow panelists included Drs. Kat… Read More Microsoft IdeaGen Conference 2019
Pacific Western Disability Studies Symposium
Heather Feldner traveled to Spokane, WA for this year’s Pacific Western Disability Studies Symposium, where she presented with fellow UIC Disability Studies Alumni Dr. Laura VanPuymbrouck and Dr. Danbi Lee in an educational session titled, ‘How Disability Studies Can Inform… Read More Pacific Western Disability Studies Symposium