Cutting-Edge Technology to Advance Full Participation: An Interdisciplinary Robotics Agenda
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Crystal City, VA
Elizabeth DePoy, Ph.D.
Stephen F. Gilson, Ph.D.
This session was presented virtually by the authors. They detailed an innovative contemporary interdisciplinary collaboration between engineering and disability studies that uses robotic assistive devices to “heal disjuncture”. Disjuncture defines disability as the interactive ill-fit of atypical bodies and environments. This theoretical lens provides guidance for interdisciplinary solutions to improve full participation.