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Students Develop Exoskeleton App to Help Patients with Muscular Dystrophy

Mobile Maestro is not just a student project. It is something that can change a lot of lives.

Wayne Dyksen, who is a computer science and engineering professor, is also the executive director of Design Day, where Mobile Maestro (as well as a plethora of other student-led projects) were displayed.

“This is an excellent example of our hands-on education that provides students with opportunities to engage in real-world problem solving – students making a difference in the lives of others and in turn having a life-changing experience themselves,” said Dyksen. “We’re not looking at this as simply a student project; this is something that has commercial potential for anyone facing mobility challenges.”

This is the direction that society is going. While historically, people have relied on companies and advertisers to tell them what they should buy and when, people are now utilizing their creative ideas as well as their limitless technological access, in order to create devices that really make a difference. The result? The commercial potential that Dyksen referenced.