Smartphone Apps for People with Disabilities

Motorola and Google have donated Android smartphones for development of applications for people with disabilities. Four MSU Computer Science undergraduate students, Nic Speeter, Paul Fritschen, Christine Varley, and David Markachev, are working with Dr. Richard Enbody, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and MSU's Resource Center for Persons with Disabilites (RCPD).

The first app assists blind people in knowing who is at a meeting. This research is part of a larger team that includes Dr. Michael Shanblatt of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michael Hudson, director of RCPD, and Dr. John Gerlach of the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program.

(Date Posted: 2010-09-20)