U of T EngSci students make award-winning assistive technologies

All across the University of Toronto, innovative and life-changing designs are being developedat the hands of engineering students. A team of first year EngSci students have developed The Swivet, a device which was originally designed to allow sledge hockey players to safely and independently carry their equipment, but which has also has a diverse range of additional applications. The students showcased their design on multiple occasions, placing near the top in a number of competitions, and recently received the Parasport and Active Living Award at the People in Motion Exhibition. Another group of students designed the Swizzle Shave, a razor which accommodates the jerky movements of Huntington’s disease patients. Their design was one of seven finalists in the 2015 Innovative Designs for Accessibility competition.

Read more on these students’ success and other assistive technologies:

http://news.utoronto.ca/undergrads-bring-award-winning-innovation-accessibility-innovations-showcase-mars

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-student-design-competition-features-inventions-for-accessible-living/article24677272/

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/05/31/great-advances-being-made-in-assistive-technology.html