InvoTek engineers Tom Jakobs and Barret Ewing traveled to Jonesboro, Arkansas to provide hands-on training for a select group of engineering students. These students, under the direction of Arkansas State University Professor Robert Engelken, signed up for a disability awareness class that requires the students to volunteer time with at least one person with a disability. The students spent over an hour controlling technology without using their hands. "We're fortunate to get to work with these students" said Tom Jakobs, "they are bright engineers who want to make a difference in the world." The students practiced controlling equipment with only head move, only eye movement, and using laser and voice technology.
After the hands-on training, Tom Jakobs gave a seminar for the engineering college with Karen Miller. Karen is a nurse and a case manager for clients that have experienced severe spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or severe burns. Together they provided information on minimal movement technologies and the benefit this technology offers for improved quality of life. Students in the picture are Zach Hill (farthest back), Cole Kent, Nicole Nebeker, and Shawn Oates. [9/21/2010]