Training featuring Real Case Studies

Training featuring Real Case Studies

The IMPACT Center at the University of Pittsburgh Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology recently filmed two new case studies for its massive open online course (MOOC) “idea 2 IMPACT: An Introduction to Translating Assistive Health Technologies and Other Products.” launching this fall on Coursera. This 6-week training course guides users who are new to entrepreneurship and interested in translating research into practical applications to get their product or ideas to the intended audience. Stay tuned for more information.

Pictured: Corinne Vinopol (President & CEO – IDRT) speaks with Dr. Jon Pearlman (Co-Director of the IMPACT Center) about how she grew her ASL-accessible computer software company. Also pictured Marie Norman and Natalie Vazquez (Institute for Clinical Research Education at the University of Pittsburgh). Not pictured: Todd Hargroder (President & CEO – Accessible Designs, Inc.), speaks about filling AT needs and the start of his various mobility technologies.

Assistive Technology Tech Transfer

Assistive Technology Tech Transfer

The diverse team at the IMPACT Center has a wide range of expertise in assistive technologies, product development, patents and licensing, and technology transfer. Stay tuned for success stories as we grow and help others get their products and standard to market.

Shown here: User adjustable wheelchair backrest mounting hardware (US Patent US8376463)