TAU Impact Improving Lives
The University’s groundbreaking community outreach program, TAU Impact, is designed to embed civic involvement in the University's teaching curriculum.
In a TAU impact course held for the second year with the Reut Rehabilitation Center, students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering set out to assist patients that had suffered from strokes. The goal was to create interactive games in order to motivate them in the rehabilitation process.
The Reut staff emphasized the need for technological tools that would improve stroke patients’ fine motor function and skills. The students implemented the material learned in their engineering courses; dividing fine motor skills into eight basic skills, with each group focused on developing a tool to practice a specific skill. The results were a success—the projects were developed and integrated by Reut into its occupational therapy treatments.