How can robots assist older adults and people with disabilities?

Hongwu Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of occupational therapy and director of the Technology for Occupational Performance (TOP) Lab, develops and applies assistive technologies that help perform daily tasks, like carrying groceries. As an engineer by trade, Wang hopes occupational therapists and engineers can work more closely to create the best technology to help their patients.

Dr. Hongwu Wang demonstrates the features of the person-following robot. Play Video