WSU CART

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Welcome to CART

The Wright State University Center of Assistive Research Technologies (CART, former Assistive Technologies Research Center, ATRC) is a cooperative research and development organization involving partnerships between Wright State University and the Miami Valley's industrial and governmental organizations (as well as other organizations in the State of Ohio) involved in the assistive technologies for people with disabilities and elderly field. Thus, the center's goal is to conduct basic and applied research on Assistive Technologies for serving- assisting the life of people of disabilities and elderly; Research activities relevant to Assistive Technologies; Conduct industrially relevant R&D and Technology Transfer for creating Economic Development. It is sponsored by the Wright State University.

CART includes research and development in a wide variety of Assistive Technologies areas, and is multi-disciplinary in nature. The Center initiates, stimulates, and actively pursues research and development initiatives and collaborative projects both within the university and with outside organizations. CART serves both as a gateway to University resources and as a vehicle to speed the introduction of leading edge IT and Engineering to commercial and community use.

Wright State University (WSU) has recognized expertise in engineering, science, and other disciplines in which Assistive Technologies offers vital assistance and promises new advances. WSU ranks in the top 25 colleges and universities in terms of the pro-portion of students who attend with a diagnosed disability.


The WSU's Office of Disability Services (ODS) presently provides services to 550 students (16,000 student body) including: physical (accessible campus housing, personal assistance), academic (accommodations, taped/scanned textbooks, adapted computers, test proctoring, sign interpreters, note-taking) and vocational (assistance in selecting a major, career planning). Approximately 200 other members of the campus community (faculty, staff and students) do not require additional support services for their disability. ODS offers programs to promote each student's academic, personal, physical, and vocational growth so that people with physical and learning disabilities can realize their full potential. In addition, WSU's underground tunnel system provides easy access to virtually all campus buildings. Thus, the CART role at WSU is to develop devices and technologies for assisting not only students with disabilities, but any disable or elderly individuals.

CART has attracted outstanding faculty, graduate students and researchers from across the campus. CART plans to expand a natural and vigorous relationship with high-tech companies and create opportunities for economic development with new in state jobs and start up companies.

Physically the CART is located at the 4th floor in the Joshi Engineering Building, thus, we invite you to learn more about our specific activities, to visit the CART center and to consider becoming a CART partner.
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