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   "Good Vibrations" Team Winners "Aphasia Games for Health" Winners

Two SHRS teams came away with prize money during the latest Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh). Prosthetics & Orthotics' team project, "Good Vibrations," introduced a novel vibration therapy device for treating residual/phantom limb pain and muscle atrophy in amputees. Team participants included students Brianna Perry and Kevin Quinn (pictured first); Goeran Fiedler, assistant professor; and David Brienza, associate dean for Technology and Innovation, SHRS, and professor. Communication Science and Disorders' team project, "Aphasia Games for Health," developed an aphasia treatment game that can improve language outcomes and fight social isolation. The team included Will Evans, assistant professor, and doctoral students Rob Cavanaugh and Yina Quique. Both teams took home $25,000.

Department(s)

Department of Communication Science and Disorders
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Program(s)

Audiology
Communication Science
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Science and Disorders
Post-Baccalaureate Year for Communication Science and Disorders
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Speech Language Pathology