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PT Faculty Participates in Innovate Design-A-Thon Assistive Devices for Adults and Children with Disabilities

UTMB Physical Therapy faculty members Laurie Farroni, DPT; Michael Furtado, DPT; Adrianna Laprea, DPT; and Dana Wild, PhD, were invited to participate in Rice University's Innovate Design-A-Thon Assistive Devices for Adults and Children with Disabilities.

UTMB faculty served as panelists, presenters and mentors to Rice engineering students, Texas Woman's University students and UTMB Physical Therapy students. UTMB's Luis Guajardo, Ashley Mitchell, Laura Kim, Lindsey Wells, Amethyst Guerrero and Luke Wang participated in this three-day event. The students worked to identify a problem to address which could be helped with some sort of assistive device.

Source: UTMB Impact