The AsTeRICS Foundation Team
The AsTeRICS Foundation team is an interdisciplinary group of people with backgrounds in computer science, electronic engineering, health and rehabilitation engineering. We develop individual solutions together with our clients and share the enthusiasm for Open Source Assistive Technology. The core staff of the AsTeRICS Foundation are:
Beni is a passionate Embedded Systems engineer with a strong background in both HW and SW and the lead developer of the FLipMouse and other hardware-related projects. He acts as the CTO of the AsTeRICS Foundation.
Martin is currently the main developer of the AsTeRICS software and a Java enthusiast. In his role as CFO of the AsTeRICS foundation, he is also responsible for the financial tasks of the organization. Furthermore, he has a background in rehabilitation engineering and worked as personal assistant for people with disabilities.
Steffi works as an occupational therapist and conducted a comprehensive survey on AsTeRICS Ergo with a peer group. She organizes user involvement and contributes to the workshop program.
Veronika lead the competence field for biomedical engineering at the UAS Technikum Wien, where she teached in the study program health and rehabilitation engineering. She applied Assistive Technologies and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in research and teaching. Veronika now works as clinical project manager at Otto Bock Austria.
Benjamin is the lead software engineer for web-based technologies and the creator of AsTeRICS Ergo and Ergo Grid. His developments constantly improve the user experience of various AsTeRICS solutions.
Chris is one of the initiators of the AsTeRICS research project (EU FP7, 2010-2013), which laid the basis for further R&D projects in the sector of ICT-based Assistive Technology at the UAS Technikum Wien. He is responsible for project management and currently acts as the chairman of the AsTeRICS foundation.
Former members, volunteers and contributors:
Sophia supports us since 2015 with photographs of our projects, in Austria and abroad
Angelina was responsivle for internationalization in cource of the AsTeRICS Academy project (2013-2016). She did a great job in organizing two Summer School programs (2014 and 2015).
Jaqueline created the accessible WordPress template for this homepage during her bachelor thesis at the UAS Technikum Wien.
Joachim Doujak-Pichler & Moritz Schwarzl
Joachim created the FLipMouse logo and Moritz graphical artwork for the construction manual in course of their final thesis.
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