Richard Hurtig, Ph.D.

Richard Hurtig a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences &Disorders at the University of Iowa and served as the department chair from1996 to 2006. He is Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has received the Honors of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CAPCSD). In addition to his research on the cognitive and neurological bases of human communication, he has engaged in translational research aimed at supporting individuals who face barriers to communication. His work has been supported by the NIH including SBIR grants from NIH/NINR. Collaborating with clinical colleagues in the department and at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Hurtig and members of his lab designed and built a range of assistive technologies and alternative and augmentative communication technologies. In 2013, he founded Voxello to bring those technologies to market. He currently serves as Voxello’s Chief Scientific Officer and his current research focuses on the impact of barriers patients-provider communication

Founders of Voxello

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Vince Hahn, Ben Berkowitz, Zihan Zhu, Richard Hurtig, Blake Martinson

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