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Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD)

  • Website: http://epics.ecn.purdue.edu/isd/
  • Contact Information: epics-isd@ecn.purdue.edu
  • Description: Projects primarily support the M. D. Steer Audiology Clinic at Purdue University. Projects either help the patients at the clinic (adaptive hearing devices, sound level alert meters), clinicians (diagnostic tools), or support teaching of students (tutorial software, large-scale model of the ear).
  • Partners: M.D. Steer Speech-language and Audiology Clinics http://www.sla.purdue.edu/academic/aus/pages/clinics/clinics.html
  • Facts: Began Fall 1995. Winner of the Spring 1997 AMD Design Award. Winner of the 1998 Burton-Morgan Entrepreneurship Competition (automated locker project). Changed from SLAC (Speech-Language and Audiology Clinics) to ISD (Indiana School for the Deaf) in Fall 2017.
  • Mission: Projects primarily support the M. D. Steer Audiology Clinic at Purdue University. Projects either help the patients at the clinic (adaptive hearing devices, sound level alert meters), clinicians (diagnostic tools), or support teaching of students (tutorial software, large-scale model of the ear).
  • Delivered: Infrared-controlled lock installed on a locker at a local school to allow a student with a physical disability to unlock her locker. Realistic tracheal model to help laryngectomy patients learn how to install in-dwelling prosthesis. Voice-activated children's software to motivate speech in developmentally delayed children. Software for computing speech rate of spontaneous speech. Prototype of glasses-mounted microphone array system to improve directionality of hearing aids.
  • Technologies Speech recognition, signal processing, analog-digital electronics, acoustical design, software design, animation, engineering design, mechanical design, and hardware design.
  • Impact: New services and devices for the clinic's clients; improved feedback on effects of therapy.
  • Area: Access and Abilities
  • Fall 2017 Division: 10
  • Fall 2017 Schedule: Mondays 1:30 - 3:20pm