Welcome to BDAT!
Here at the Building and Designing Assistive Technology (BDAT) Lab, we are passionate about helping people with disabilities. Through research and designing, we create assistive technology to help increase the independence of persons with disabilities.
Our vision is to build and design assistive devices to increase independence of individuals with disabilities. We strive to provide universal design solutions to promote inclusivity by designing with the end-user in multi-disciplinary teams of occupational therapists, physical therapists and engineers.
Meet Dr. Claire Davies
I am currently an associate professor in Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s University with an honorary senior lecturer appointment in the Departments of Surgery and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Auckland. My lab is known as the Building and Designing Assistive Technology (BDAT) Lab. Most of my work is interdisciplinary and seeks to combine input from both clinicians and engineers in the design of medical technologies.
Learn more about Dr. Claire Davies and her work here!