Student Team: Steven Ciez, Brad Cronin, Justin Kinslow, Justin Smith, Lulu Sun University: Penn State University Abstract: The team has been tasked with modifying a child’s toy race car so that children having difficulty interacting with their peers can drive it using a variety of simple switches and communicate with their friends. The switches must be adaptable […]
Jessica Caron and Janice Light report the results of an online focus group that was used to investigate the experiences of nine individuals with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and social media.
Betts Peters and Melanie Fried-Oken partnered to create an informative “For Your Information…” guide, which provides an introduction to brain-computer interface technology, and was published in cooperation with the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association
This project group was tasked with designing a model for a tablet case that met the needs of the PSU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the needs of the children and instructors using the tablet.
Christoph Guger and Melanie Fried-Oken will present on a workshop on Brain-Computer Interfaces for Assessment, Rehabilitation and Control at RESNA (Denver, Colorado) on June 14.
The RERC on AAC will provide website support for the RESNA Student Design Competition in 2015. The competition provides an opportunity for rehabilitation engineering students to share their capstone projects, and each year student teams are invited to present their work at the RESNA conference.
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 […]
An article in the Penn State news provided information on the newly funded RERC on AAC
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
Studies underway to help children, adults overcome communications obstacles Research focuses on improving outcomes for those who rely on alternative communication Marjorie S. Miller October 31, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Earlier this year Penn State’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) was awarded a grant by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation […]