WSU to debut Gleason Institute later this summer

Monday, August 2, 2021

Washington State University Health Sciences in Spokane plans to unveil the Steve Gleason Institute for Neuroscience Adaptive Technology Center at 325 E. Sprague. in Spokane's University District, this summer. The center will serve as an information and exploration center for families to explore and learn about ways to incorporate adaptive technology into their lives.


Phase 1 of the Adaptive Technology Center will be completed in summer 2021. The center will feature home automation through devices controlled through voice and/or eye gaze technologies, as well as communication devices that are a necessary component when learning to live with neurodegenerative diseases.

Come explore our wheelchair simulator and gaming stations, and learn about the ways families can connect with the Gleason Institute. Participate in surveys and beta testing for technology companies to make improvements to their products. Be part of the push for inclusivity for all people, no matter their limitations.

Phase 2 of the Adaptive Technology Center will extend renovations to the remainder of the Sprague building. Plans include:

  • Space for patients, students and technology companies to test and modify new products
  • Travel and Transportation Logistics Center and Simulator
  • Robotics and AI exploration
  • Wheelchair obstacle course
  • Student involvement opportunities and internships