We are so excited to be a part of Husky ADAPT: Accessible Design and Play Technology, a UW Registered Student Organization dedicated to making play accessible and inclusive through K-12 outreach, toy adaptation, and other technology design projects.
The first ever Go Baby Go Workshop- Sam led, Heather attended, and the rest is history! We are now in our 8th year of partnership in research and outreach with Dr. Sam Logan, Assistant Professor and Director of the Social Mobility Lab at Oregon State University.
It all started with an unusual idea- complete a PhD degree in Disability Studies at UIC, but connect it with research with Dr. Cole Galloway, Professor and Founder of Go Baby Go at the University of Delaware. Somehow, it worked! Check out his TED Talk about the importance for mobility for all children!
Great things happen when disciplines come together! It was an honor to be a postdoc in Dr. Kat Steele’s mechanical engineering lab at UW, and our partnership exploring user-centered design of rehabilitation and other accessible technologies continues! Here we are together with other accessibility researchers on a panel at the 2019 Microsoft IdeaGen Summit.
More interdisciplinary collaboration, this time in Arizona! Dr. Kyle Winfree, Assistant Professor and Director of the Wearable Informatics Lab at Northern Arizona University has been instrumental in the construction and deployment of our custom data loggers for our Go Baby Go research. Here we are testing our code and first prototype, sensor by sensor.