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Students design improved system for special-needs adults
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Jan 16, 2014 | 2069 views | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend | print

HILL AIR FORCE BASE – Computer science students at Weber State University are designing a system to help adults with special needs as they work.

Runway Ruby’s, a restaurant at Hill AFB, employs adults with special needs that are being assisted in employment by the Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center.

Because work at a restaurant can get stressful in busy times, the 10-member WSU computer science team worked to design a system that facilitated the order fulfillment process.

“I’m very impressed with what the students have accomplished,” said Richard Fry, WSU associate professor of computer science, in a press release. “In two and a half months, they bonded as a team, learned the technology, interviewed the client and created the project. 

“The design of the custom queuing and interface is really novel,” said Fry. “It hasn’t been done in traditional restaurants.”

The team is made up of students from North Ogden to Bountiful and includes Davis County students Anthony Guertin of Bountiful, Michael Henriquez and Carlos Moreno of Layton,  Axel Rasmussen of Clinton and Jake Stokes of South Weber. 

 

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