Initially launched in 2016 the Intelligent Telepresence Assistive Device (iTAD) capstone projects brings together fourth year students to create a device that assists those with disabilities and assist with everyday tasks.

Intelligent Telepresence Assistive Device (iTAD) is a robotic device designed also to assist health care professionals in a hospital setting revolutionizing the healthcare industry. The robotic device is designed perform tasks such as administering medication and meal delivery alleviating the stress our doctors and nurses face each day.

Fourth year students within the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department will collaborate to improve and innovate the designs from previous years Capstone project to add features and to create a more efficient designs. The Intelligent Telepresence Assistive Device is especially important since the COVID-19 pandemic to limit contact and the potential risk of transmission of viruses.

iTAD will help both patients and healthcare workers to improve patient care in both a hospital and long- term care setting. With this innovative technology fourth year students will be gain hands-on experience that will help others. This year one of the goals of the iTAD device is to complete testing in a real-world situation to see how the device performs.