A "Smart" Idea

More than 6.1 million Americans use walkers or other walking aids. However, there is very little quantitative data about how they are used. A cross-disciplinary team at the University of Dayton is working to change that. 

With assistance from the University’s STEM Catalyst grant, the team is developing a “smart walker." Its sensor-based technology would enable data collection, while also providing feedback to the user on their posture and position. The goal? Reducing falls and improving health outcomes.

At the University of Dayton, we aim to develop solutions that have a positive impact on society – because every step forward matters.

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As dean of the School of Engineering, I am privileged to watch our students growing into engineers dedicated to a better world for us all. At the University of Dayton, we're committed to supporting student success by providing opportunities that connect learning, research and scholarship with leadership and service — the Catholic, Marianist tradition.

With our shared knowledge, we can continue to transform engineering education to prepare our students for even greater success.

Eddy Rojas
Dean of the School of Engineering


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