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PhD Students Win 2017 RERC on AAC Research Award

September 6, 2017

Two Northeastern PhD students won a 2017 Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC on AAC) Award. Fernando Quivira and Matt Higger’s Shuffle Speller project won the 2017 RERC on AAC Student Research and Design Competition.

Shuffle Speller is the result of work by Quivira, Higger, their advising faculty member, Professor Deniz Erdogmus, and Dr. Melanie Fried-Oken and Betts Peters of Oregon Health and Science University. Shuffle Speller takes a new approach at developing a method of computer interface for persons with severe speech and physical impairments. This project is funded by HHS, NIH, and NSF.