The Assistive Technology Research and Development Lab is located on the WSU Pullman Campus in Cleveland Hall. For access please email Dr. McMahon or Dr. Barrio.
ATR&D Lab Resources. The resources of the ATR&D Lab provide unique benefits to the WSU Community to conduct research in special education, gain expertise in assistive technology, and the preparation of future leaders in these fields. Partnerships with local and regional school systems are already in place to support access to students with disabilities and locations to implement the AT interventions developed. The Lab is home to a growing collection of mobile devices, augmented reality, virtual reality, and wearable devices. In addition, the Lab Directors, McMahon and Barrio are building relationships with leaders in emerging technology fields. For example, they have negotiated early developer access to VirZoom, an interactive virtual reality exercise platform where users pedal a stationary bike to interact with a virtual world. For example, the harder you pedal the faster the virtual horse/race car/motorcycle you are riding will go. Dr. McMahon represented the ATR&D Lab as a credentialed industry expert at the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show.