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ECE PhD students Matt Higger & Fernando Quivira win 1st place in the 2017 RESNA Student Research & Design Competition

May 24, 2017

ECE Associate Professor Deniz Erdogmus and PhD students Matt Higger & Fernando Quivira won 1st place at the 2017 RESNA Student Research & Design Competition for their project called Shuffle Speller: User-Adaptive Spelling.

The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Student Design Competition (SDC) is an annual competition that showcases creative and innovative assistive technology designs that help people with disabilities function more independently. Student teams represent a wide variety of disciplines including mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering; computer information science; architecture; and physical and occupational therapy. Entries are judged on originality, quality of design, and usefulness to persons with disabilities. SDC winners have frequently moved on to become leaders in the field of assistive technology.