Ender Tekin, PhD
Position title: Principal Investigator
Ender Tekin leads the AVIATR Lab at the Waisman Center. His work involves developing new technological solutions to accessibility problems encountered by individuals with vision loss. Loss of vision can frequently lead to a loss of independence and a reduction in quality of life for an individual. As mobile devices and wearable technologies proliferate, there are new avenues to interact with the constant mesh of devices and appliances in the environment, opening up new possibilities to improve the independence and self-sufficiency for someone who is blind or visually impaired.
Dr. Tekin’s research ranges from developing software to improve access to graphical materials in textbooks for students with print disabilities, to finding indoor signs using wearable cameras, to developing hearing aids that incorporate visual information for persons with both vision and hearing loss, a significant portion of older adults.