UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Computer Science and Engineering

Augmentative Technology for the Handicapped imageAugmentative Technology for the Handicapped

Using computing technology to improve the quality of life of the disabled. Among the research projects and products under development are natural-voice talkers for the speech impaired, single-switch Internet surfing for quadriplegics, robotic wheelchairs, sensory systems to teach cause-and-effect to severely delayed children, tablet PCs that translate the uncharacteristic handwriting of people with spastic cerebral palsy (in conjunction with Microsoft Corp.), and a means to extend special-education class work to home-bound and hospital-bound children, among many other ideas.


  • Kris Schindler (Teaching Assistant Professor, for M.S. students only)