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Adaptive Design in Japan

December 2nd, 2012

Aya Asano lives in Osaka, Japan and works with Ryouiku-Space Yu (nonprofit organization supporting mentally/physically challenged children. Aya works as nursing staff and arts instructor in pottery、water color painting, saori weaves, as well a providing Waldorf education support

She became interested in adaptive design and has been working on some objects of her own that she’s blogged about (page in Japanese), based on the “Geta Chair” design (video). This chair helps children could stay very calm and makes it easier for them to act appropriately.

Now that this rocker is in use she’s looking to make more.


The next step is for her to build a longboard rocker that Melanie prototyped for an autistic teen back in the summer

November 11th, 2011


Here are some pictures of EDGE Lab at Digifest featuring Vlad Cazan, Richard Lachman, Melanie Mcbride and Jason Nolan. 

Arduino core developer visits EDGE Lab

November 1st, 2011

Tom Igoe from NYU, and core developer of the Arduino open hardware project blogged about his visit to the EDGE Lab this week. He loved vlad’s work, and our adaptive design work. It was great to meet him and we want to go down to NYC for a future visit.


Click on the photo to go to the blog.

EDGE Lab folks after their presentation

April 10th, 2011
EDGE Lab folks after their presentation by jasonnolan
EDGE Lab folks after their presentation, a photo by jasonnolan on Flickr.

Fire next to the EDGE lab.

January 3rd, 2011

Lab PI, Dimitri, took these pictures of the fire that has closed the EDGElab today..

fire