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Wabash Center (WC)

  • Website: http://epics.ecn.purdue.edu/wc
  • Contact Information: epics-wc@ecn.purdue.edu
  • Description: The WC team designs and develops devices that enable new tasks or enhance the productivity, safety, and efficiency of WC employees, many of whom have disabilities.
  • Partners: Wabash Center Enterprise Services https://www.wabashcenter.com/
  • Facts: Began in Fall 1998. Was WCGI until Jul 2018, when it was renamed WC to reflect change in name of one of the partner's group (WC Enterprise Services was WC Greenbush Industries) and to reflect projects for other groups within WC.
  • Mission: The WC team designs and develops devices that enable new tasks or enhance the productivity, safety, and efficiency of WC employees, many of whom have disabilities.
  • Delivered: A machined platform to aid workers with cerebral palsy in feeding a clamp onto plastic tube. Prototype of an electromechanical tube-winding device.
  • Technologies Electronics, materials, electromechanical devices, ergonomics, manufacturing processes.
  • Disciplines: Civil Education IE ME MDE HHS Polytech
  • Impact: Job experience and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.
  • Area: Access and Abilities
  • Fall 2017 Division: 31
  • Fall 2017 Schedule: Friday