Educational Entrepreneur

From Illinois State University Alumni Newsletter

Special education alum Parker Duwelius ’19 saw an opportunity to create an environment to help others develop deeper relationships with their peers while volunteering in a special needs classroom. This helped shape his outlook on life and led him to his passion for teaching and creating an inclusive learning environment. He put those to use and developed the Lumino Visual Timer to assist students in the classroom. Continue reading…

Making the Pitch: Special Education Major at Illinois State University wins Startup Showcase

From the Pantagraph

A special timer that uses colored lights to help people with disabilities track time and anticipate changes is the winner of this year’s Illinois State University StartUp Showcase.

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College of DuPage brothers create visual timer to help students with disabilities transition between activities

From The Daily Herald

A College of DuPage student and his brother developed an innovative learning device for elementary kids and students with disabilities who struggle with classroom transitions.

The Lumino Visual Timer was created by Parker and Keaton Duwelius of Naperville, and is designed to display the passage of time through visual and vibration feedback. Continue reading…

Naperville brothers design timer to help kids with special needs stay on task

From the Naperville Sun

Two Naperville brothers believe they have a simple classroom solution for elementary kids and students with disabilities who struggle with the transition from one activity to another.

The Lumino Visual Timer was developed by Parker and Keaton Duwelius in their basement and uses a series of lights that change in stoplight fashion to assist learners who have difficulty tracking time or understanding the abstract concepts behind clocks.

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