ASEL's mission is to facilitate greater opportunities for individuals with
disabilities through comprehensive assistive technology research,
outreach, and information programs.
The overarching goal is to support people with disabilities as they pursue
their educational, vocational, and independent living goals.
Collectively, ASEL is the Applied Science & Engineering Laboratories
of the the duPont Hospital for Children and the University of
Delaware. Further support comes from:
Individual grant numbers are listed with each project.
- The U.S. Department of Education
- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
- Rehabilitation Services Administration
- The Department of Commerce
- National Institute of Health
- The National Science Foundation
- The State of Delaware
- The Nemours Foundation
- Corporate Support
- Microsoft Corporation
- Prentke Romich Comany
ASEL collaborates with many educational institutions in its research work.
Some of those collaborations include:
The staff of ASEL brings expertise from a wide range of disciplines. Senior
ASEL staff hold faculty appointments in Computer and Information Science,
Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Educational Studies, Linguistics,
and Physical Education at the University of Delaware and Delaware State
University. Faculty and graduate students from these departments are active
participants in ASEL research projects. These projects also find collaborators
among A. I. duPont Institute Hospital for Children departments of Rehabilitation
Medicine, Neurology, and Orthopedics.
ASEL operate a 12,000 sq. ft. research facility at the the duPont
Hospital for Children. Research is supported by a centralized computer network
that includes Sun Microsystems workstations, microcomputers (486, Pentium,
and Macintosh), and Silicon Graphics Indigo, Indy, and Crimson graphics
- The University of Delaware
- Department of Computer and Information Science
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Electrical Engineering
- Department of Biomechanics and Movement Science
- Department of Linguistics
- The University of Pennsylvania
- Drexel University
Specialized laboratories include a speech processing facility with a sound
booth and audio recording and digital signal processing equipment, a robotics
laboratory with a number of six degree of freedom manipulators, as well
as several force-reflecting input systems, a gesture laboratory with a pair
of Cybergloves and Ascension position and orientation sensors, and a natural
language laboratory with graphics processing and virtual reality equipment.
ASEL is located on the grounds of the duPont Hospital for Children
in Wilmington, Delaware. ASEL is justs 20 miles south of the Philadelphia
International Airport and 60 miles north of Baltimore, Maryland, via Interstate
URL of this document: http://www.asel.udel.edu/about/
Last updated: September 11, 1996
Copyright © Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories, 1996.