Google sponsors research into deafblind communication devices

Monday 19 March 2018

Google awarded three consecutive Faculty Research Awards (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, total: US$200,000) to Professor Vincent Hayward, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, to support research on "Tactile Communication Technology for Use by The Deafblind".



Professor Hayward working with Sven Topp, who is a deafblind researcher from Austrilia, and Basil Duvernoy, a PhD candidate from Sorbonne Université, to develop a machine-mediated, affordable technology capable of reproducing formal Deafblind communication techniques with a minimal learning curve.