Bioengineers’ toy hack extends joy to kids with disabilities

UW student volunteers modify electrical switches with assistive technologies  |  Updated 9:15 AM, 12.14.2016

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  • Molly Mollica is a UW bioengineering student who helped organize the hacking event. KING5

Volunteers at the University of Washington's Department of Bioengineering led a toy-hacking event last weekend to enable children with disabilities to play.

The event brought together a few dozen people who work with assistive technologies, aimed to help kids who cannot operate on-off switches on electronic toys due to strength challenges or cognitive disabilities.

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