CECO Ladder

Students and faculty in Full Sail University’s Simulation and Visualization bachelor’s degree program have developed a patent pending technology to assist special-needs therapy.

The Full Sail students sought out a portfolio project that would improve the lives of people in their community; after learning about an organization in their community, students and faculty decided to work with the Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO), and its mission.

CECO is dedicated to aiding children impeded by neurological motor disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy and Parkinson’s to transform their lives using conductive education.

Traditional ladder tools are popular at CECO, as they provide repetitive motion for strength training. Students and instructors in the Simulation and Visualization bachelor’s program at Full Sail saw the ladder tools as an opportunity for a technology-based improvement.

After months of trial and error, nine students and three faculty members executed their objective to provide CECO with a new tool to improve the lives of the children they serve.

Full Sail’s Simulation and Visualization bachelor’s degree program students and instructors developed an interactive monitor affixed to the ladder device CECO traditionally uses.

The monitor responds to physical prompts children make on the ladder, allowing participants to play, learn, and improve their cognitive abilities while developing crucial motor skills that will assist in helping them lead more independent lives.

Full Sail’s Simulation and Visualization bachelor’s degree program gifted CECO with the technology. The patent pending technology can be utilized for fundraising efforts by CECO.

For their work, CECO Ladder is the Cool Tool Award Finalist (2021) for “Best Special Needs/Assistive Technology Solution” as part of The EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest. Learn more


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