The RERC on AAC is a collaborative center committed to advancing knowledge and producing innovative engineering solutions in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The RERC on AAC will support a research and development program that addresses three areas of rehabilitation science and engineering:
- Improving access to technologies through exploration of innovative approaches and through integration of multi-modalities;
- Developing innovative language support technologies, including natural language processing and computer-mediation, to support effective communication for children and adults with limited access to language;
- Improving the human computer interface to reduce cognitive visual processing demands and enhance communication performance.
We also will support a range of training and dissemination activities. Our goal is that the AAC technologies and knowledge generated by the RERC on AAC will enable individuals with complex communication needs to achieve the basic human right of communication, and to maximize their participation in education, employment, health and community activities.
What advances have been made to date in AAC interventions for children? And what are the challenges that we need to address to improve outcomes?
“In this article, I will briefly discuss the population base of adults with acquired complex communication needs…”
Within AAC, switch scanning is a common paradigm for spelling where a set of characters is highlighted and the user is queried as to whether their target character is in the highlighted set. This work seeks a decision tree which requires the fewest expected queries per decision sequence (EQPD).
in this manuscript we propose a Kronecker product structure for covariance matrices
In this paper we propose a structure for the covariance matrices of the multichannel EEG signals.
In this manuscript, we develop a Monte Carlo-based probabilistic simulation framework for electroencephalography (EEG) based BCI design.
This investigation provides preliminary evidence of the relationship between image and message type for people with TBI.
The RERC on AAC partnered with three student engineering Learning Factory teams at Penn State University in the spring of 2017
Penn State News featured the RERC on AAC Doctoral Student Think Tank in a recent news story
The Doctoral Student AAC Research Think Tank was held at Penn State University from May 16 – May 18, 2017.