About Us

Supported by: Margy and Burton Rockoff Student Research Grants, Westergaard funds, and Ena Thompson funds of Pomona College History Department

Researchers:

Angelina Chin is Associate Professor of History at Pomona College. Her research interests revolve around transformations of urban identity and citizenship, as well as transregional connections in China and Japan. She is working on a project on the Independent Living Movements in East Asia and the development of assistive technologies for disabled and elderly people around the world. Professor Chin was awarded with the Abe Fellowship in 2018 for for elderly and disabled people in Japan and the PRC and investigate the implications of such development for both societies.

Patrick Oh is a Junior at Pomona College majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He is interested in public interest policy as well as how to make the world a more equitable and accessible place. Patrick’s contributions to this project have been conducting research on the prosthetics, wheelchairs, and exoskeletons sections and website creation. In the summer of 2022, he conducted a Summer Undergraduate Research Project on “The Multilaterally Disconnected Development of Prosthetics.” He also conducted a two-week field research expedition to Norway, Copenhagen, and Sweden to learn about Scandinavian accessibility and universal design policies/efforts

Chau Vu is a sophomore at Pomona College, pursuing a major in Computer Science. Chau has a keen interest in robotic artificial intelligence, ethical machine learning algorithms, and research on assistive technology in healthcare. Chau’s contributions to the project involve enhancing and developing the technical aspects of the educational website dedicated to presenting information on assistive technology for people with disabilities, with an aim to serve communities in need of these technological solutions.

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