History of The Lab

History of the Lab


This lab was created through a series of grants from the National Science Foundation and private industry:

  • “Integrating Assistive Technology into an Undergraduate Computer Science Curriculum from an HCI Approach.” National Science Foundation (CCLI-EMD, DUE-0230969). $74,898 ($93,486 total budget). June 2003 – May 2005.
  • “Breaking Down Barriers to Assistive Technology.” Premier Assistive Technology, Inc. $4000 software grant. November 2004.
  • “Using Surveillance Software as an HCI Tool.” Adavi, Inc. $500 software grant. WinWhatWhere Corporation. $500 software grant. September 2000 – September 2001.
  • "Integrating Haptics into an Undergraduate Computer Science Curriculum". National Science Foundation (NSF CCLI) Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program (DUE-9950742). $56,030. July 1999 – July 2002. Dr. Roger Webster, Principle Investigator, Dr. David Hutchens and Dr. Blaise W. Liffick, Co-PIs.
  • "An Undergraduate Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory". National Science Foundation, Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement - Instrumentation Project Grant (DUE-9551245). $75,262 (total budget). Sept 1995 - Aug 1997. Dr. David Hutchens, Co-PI.

These grants have provided a model adaptive technology lab, including a wide variety of specialized input and output devices and interaction methods.