In the context of the Teleherence project (NIH funded), a web-phone system is being developped that can help care givers of people with mental disabilities better manage their case loads.
In the context of the Connect
project (Texas Health and human Services Comission funded) hosted by the Assist
Laboratory, personal portable devices are developed to aid
people with disabilities providing timely communications with
their care providers and loved ones. Additionally, sensory devices
are developed to relay environmental and personal reading possibly
to alert for any exceptional circumstances.
Another project is focused on extending power wheelchairs with
features of self navigation using localization techniques and
real time sensory readings (and networks).