Engineering ideas to help people in need

Using their love of engi­neering and tech­nology, a North­eastern stu­dent group has spent the last two years devel­oping prod­ucts that will make the lives of Mass­a­chu­setts res­i­dents living with dis­abil­i­ties easier.

Enabling Engi­neering, which became an offi­cial stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion a year ago, grew out of a North­eastern senior cap­stone project that won the elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering com­pe­ti­tion in 2012. The win­ning project was dubbed iCRAFT and fea­tured a robotic feeding arm con­trolled by the user’s eye. Stu­dents said the cap­stone served as a strong example of how engi­neering can assist people in need and helped launch the group.

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