The Quantum Tech for Disability and Educational Research project aims to provide UTSA researchers and students with the opportunity to collaborate across disciplines to develop innovative technologies that serve individuals with disabilities and their families. The Quantum lab includes intelligent sensors, the latest technology for augmented and virtual reality, computers, treatment rooms, treatment materials, and a rich data set representing three years of behavioral observations collected from toddlers at-risk for developmental disabilities.
Principal investigators involved in the lab are able to leverage the resources of the lab for grant proposals with goals of investigating precision therapeutics, use of AR/VR to train future clinicians/educators, and use of AR/VR for direct therapeutics and education.
For example, a current focus of the Quantum lab is to integrate artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to facilitate earlier and more advanced detection of behavioral patterns.
The lab also serves as an innovative and unique training facility for future clinicians and educators looking to work with individuals with disabilities. Student opportunities include data collection and analysis, software development, intervention training, and even independent research with expert supervision. The research generated by the Quantum lab aims to improve the quality of services and resources available to individuals with disabilities, as well as the expertise of those service providers.