Category Archives: Go Baby Go

The Wearable Informatics Lab is 3D printing face shields for health care providers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in conjunction with Dr. Tester’s FAB lab, Drs. Oman, Afghah, and Razi, the Wearable Informatics Lab is hosting 3D printing of face shields for local health care workers.  Shown here, a prototype, is the printed head strap and a clear lamination sheet shield.  The College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences has generously donated to this cause, providing sufficient funds to kick start such efforts.  If you too would like to donate to help support these face shields, please use our Disability and Rehab Engineering NAU Foundation link here:  All funds donated between April 1 and July 30 will be used to support printing more shields.

And we’re off!

Today marks the start of an 18 month long study on the “Impact of an Independent Mobility Device on Mobility and Development in Special Needs Children.”  This study will track 15 children for the next 1.5 years, where we will collect measures of development and use of a Go Baby Go car.  Our hypothesis?  That use of a Go Baby Go car will accelerate development of children with mobility related special needs.  How?  By gaining the ability to interact with their world, these children will be able to seek out stimulation, social interaction, and other experiences they would not be able to without such an aide.

WIL seeks exemplary students for the PhD program in Informatics, with an emphasis on Mechanical Engineering

We are pleased to announce that the Wearable Informatics Lab is seeking applicants for a grant funded research assistantship (RA) position in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems. This position will have a strong Mechanical Engineering / Mechatronic focus. Qualified students should have completed or will complete a degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field by May/June of 2017. Masters students graduating by the end of summer 2017 are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email Dr. Kyle Winfree ( directly, with an attached CV showing academic and research success, as well as a short (less than one page) statement of research interests. Be sure to detail in your statement of research interests what your long term goals are, and ultimately what field of research is of the most interest to you.