Ql+ Receives Grant From DVNF To Support Innovative Solutions To Veterans' Challenges
The Quality of Life Plus Program Receives a Grant from Disabled Veterans National Foundation to Support Programming to Aid Veterans
The DVNF provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—
QL+ Bio: The mission of QL+ is to foster and generate innovations that aid and improve the quality of life of those who have served our country. We challenge University students to create novel solutions to improve the lives of Veterans, first responders, and service members.
"QL+ is honored and grateful to be the recipient of one of the DVNF grants and to become a partner with an organization whose mission is aligned with the QL+ mission," commented Robert Wolff, PhD, P.E., QL+ Executive Director
QL+ student engineers develop novel technical solutions to assist and improve the quality of life for military personnel and veterans with disabilities. Throughout the academic year, QL+ mentors, monitors, and supports the collaboration between the veterans and the student teams. At the end of the academic year, the student teams formally present the completed assistive device or modified hardware to the veteran for use in their daily life. Each project is unique, and the innovations are created to give the veterans increased mobility and independence to engage in the activities they enjoy. While these assistive devices are tailored to the needs of the individual participating veteran, the solutions frequently help other veterans with similar disabilities.
QL+ is headquartered in McLean, Virginia with its major lab at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California. It also has a dedicated lab at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Established QL+ programs also operate at Virginia Tech, Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, the University of Dayton, San Diego State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, the University of Texas, San Antonio, and the University of Colorado, Boulder.