Published: Tuesday 24 February 2015
Researchers at City University have launched The CommuniCATE project, looking at enhancing Communication in Aphasia through Technology and Education.
Researchers from the Division of Language and Communication at City tweeted the event and a summary is available.
Highlights included stroke survivor John Smejka talking about his experiences of taking part in stroke research (video can be found at the bottom of this article). John Smejka also talked about the 'Evaluating the effects of a virtual communication environment for people who have aphasia' (EVA) project, which is also funded by the Stroke Association (video can be found at the bottom of this article).
Professor Jane Marshall also gave an overview of recent aphasia research, including the project, 'Enhancing Communication in Aphasia through Gesture' which the Stroke Association funded.
It's really exciting to see such a great start to the CommuniCATE project, and we look forward to seeing more from it soon.
You can follow the researchers via their Twitter handle: @CityLCS