Group Leader: Laczkó József
The Rehabilitation-technology Research Group has begun its work several decades ago at the then KFKI Research Institute (now Wigner Research Centre for Physics). Its initial aim was to facilitate the every-day life and work of the blind, deafblind and motion impaired. Later it became evident that some of the solutions developed by LSTR provide a significant help for non-verbal autistic people, too.
MObile SlateTalker (MOST) is LSTR's versatile assistive software currently running on Android devices developed for the blind and nearly blind. The app is usable through a braille mask specially designed for this purpose.
TalkPad is a software-based speech prosthesis facilitating the communication of non-verbal individuals with autism. A special mask (similar to that for MOST) placed over the device's touch screen helps its usage on Android tablets.
In the area of motion rehabilitation, we have developed a bicycle helping paraplegic people moving and strengthening the muscles in their paralysed lower limbs. The applied method is based on electrical stimuli causing the targeted limbs to move.