Some of the teams have already been approached about taking their inventions into commercial development. Others are still in the relatively early design stages. But collectively they show that many of today's engineering students have a social conscience.
That tells me something I've been saying all along to hiring managers and HR executives: Qualified people with disabilities can be recruited just like anyone else, and very rarely do they need special treatment.
Chad Ruble's mother had a stroke some years ago and was left with aphasia. Ordinary phone conversation and email pose challenges. Chad built a system that helps his mother "Kinecticate" with her friends and family.