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 Aigner

Beni Aigner

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.

Veronika David

Veronika David

Veronika leads the competence field for biomedical engineering at the UAS Technikum Wien, where she teaches in the study program health and rehabilitation engineering. She applies Assistive Technologies and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in research and teaching.

Martin Deinhofer

Martin Deinhofer

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.

Fanny Peternell

Stefanie Höchtl

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.

Benjamin Klaus

Benjamin Klaus

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 Veigl

Chris Veigl

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:

Angelina Kratschanova

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 Pelzer

Jaqueline created the accessible WordPress template for this homepage during her bachelor thesis at the UAS Technikum Wien.

Joachim Doujak-Pichler

Joachim created the FLipMouse logo and other graphical artwork in course of his final thesis.

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