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Hi, I am a 3rd year computer engineering student at the University of Toronto and I am interested in using my technical knowledge in hardware/software design to help people with disabilities or health deficiencies. I've been researching up on this lately but any advice in this field (career paths, job prospects, etc.) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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@Engineer wrote
Hi, I am a 3rd year computer engineering student at the University of Toronto and I am interested in using my technical knowledge in hardware/software design to help people with disabilities or health deficiencies. I've been researching up on this lately but any advice in this field (career paths, job prospects, etc.) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


I have a friend who does Visual Basic Programming (Not like the amateur one with the IDE, like i mean through DOS). Anyways, he is at Waterloo right now and graduating next year, he got a co op placement with the ministry of health to develop the software they use for Patient check-ins and some back end server level work.
So it definitely is possible.
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Hey,
You can take a look at SciCan: http://www.scicancanada.ca/
This company designs dental instrument washers. It's not quite the humanitarian profession you were describing, but it does exist and is profitable.
They hire PEY's... (They probably already hired someone by now.)
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