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A New Collaboration between OREC and Penfield Children's Center seeks to bring accessible toys to children with differing disabilities
Vladimir Bjelic, speech-language pathologist at Penfield Children's Center, has teamed up with OREC Engineers to create adaptive toys for children with different abilities. Through the Inclusive Play project, toys intended for use by the general public are purchased and converted by volunteer engineering and robotics students from OPUS College of Engineering and various high schools in the Greater Milwaukee Area. After conversion, activation mechanisms that may prove difficult for some children to use are replaced with large buttons, easily activated by all. After the successful completion of two build days, organized by OREC's Molly Erickson, 144 toys have been modified and are ready for distribution by Vladimir Bjelic and Penfield Children's Center.
Marquette engineering students recreate 'Santa's Workshop' for children at Penfield Children's Center (58 WDJT—Milwaukee)
Inclusive Play, a collaborative project between OREC and Penfield Children's Center seeking to provide accessible toys for use by children with different abilities, is featured on TMJ4's Morning Blend
Dr. Amit Joshi and graduate student Shayan Shafiee take runner up in Marquette's Picture This photo contest (Marquette Today)
OREC's Global Mobility project opens New Gait Analysis Lab in collaboration with St. Xavier's in Mumbai, Indi (The Indian Express)
The MU-MCW BME Department is currently looking to fill research and faculty positions. View all Open Positions