Senior Design Team Places 2nd in RERC-ACT Student Assistive Design Contest

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The ECE department is proud to announce that the 2007 ECE Senior Design team “Personal Greeters” has been awarded second place in the RERC-ACT (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Technologies) Student Assistive Design Contest.

Created by Victor Bartolome, David Huynh, Kyle Martin, and Jerry Lam, the Personal Greeter consists of an RF-ID tag system and voice recorder/monitor that is triggered by the tag. The system, developed for The William Carter School, a Boston Public Schools center for adolescents with multiple disabilities, detects when a student carrying a personal tag enters a new area and triggers a pre-recorded message from the teacher. This provides both a friendly welcome to the students and alerts the teacher that a new person has entered their activity area.

The team will be given an opportunity to present a poster on their project at the fall meeting of RERC-ACT.

Congratulations to Victor, David, Kyle, and Jerry and the Senior Design faculty of Mike Ruane, Ron Knepper, Alan Pisano, and Babak Kia on a job well done!