Faculty Advisor

Heineman, George T.


A Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) is an electronic device that combines scheduling and organizational tools with the benefits of technology. Our project implemented a pilot program where field employees of Piping Systems, Inc., a mechanical contracting firm, used PDAs to improve efficiency in their daily work. Significant parts of our project included transferring the company's commonly used forms onto the PDA, training the employees on using PDAs, and evaluating our project with a post-survey.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science