Smith-Kettlewell is proud and honored to announce that one of our alumni, Dr. Joshua Miele, has received a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship for his work in developing devices to enable blind and visually impaired people to access everyday technologies and digital information. Widely known as a “Genius Grant,” this prestigious award reflects Josh's achievements while he was a scientist at SKERI as well as his present work begun in 2019 at Amazon Lab126.
The National Eye Institute has awarded an R21 grant to Santani Teng, an Associate Scientist at Smith-Kettlewell, to model perceptual mechanisms of echolocation.
Kassia Love won the best paper award at ETRA's ActivEye Workshop for the paper "Eye, Robot: Calibration Challenges and Potential Solutions for Wearable Eye Tracking in Individuals with Eccentric Fixation".
The FoVea Travel and Networking Award has the mission to advance the visibility, impact, and success of women in vision science. It is open to female members of the Vision Science Society (VSS) in pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, pre-tenure faculty, or research scientist positions. Haydée García-Lázaro, a postdoctoral fellow at SKERI working with Dr Satani Teng, received the FoVea Travel and Networking Award 2021 from Females of Vision et al., & Vision Sciences Society.
Haydée García-Lázaro receives the Elsevier/Vision Research Virtual Travel Award 2021 from the Vision Sciences Society
Haydée García-Lázaro, a postdoctoral fellow at SKERI working at TengLab received the Elsevier/Vision Research Virtual Travel Award 2021 from the Vision Sciences Society
SKERI engineer, Brandon Biggs, was featured on the Blind Abilities podcast to discuss Audiom - a SKERI Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center
With great sorrow, we announce that our beloved Founder Dr. Arthur Jampolsky passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 19, 2021.
Kassia Love (a SKERI virtual intern from Harvard University) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, in collaboration with SKERI researchers, Natela Shanidze and Anca Velisar, to build an eye movement simulation robot.
Arvind Chandna, M.D., Senior Clinician Scientist at Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute was selected as a recipient of a CPMC Department of Ophthalmology Residency Teaching Award for 2020. This award was presented to him at the Barkan Research Symposium on Saturday, June 13, 2020, via Zoom.
The Magical Bridge Foundation mission is to bring inclusive, accessive playgrounds that can be enjoyed by all children. For the first time, it is now possible for blind and visually impaired visitors to view a nonvisual map of the Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, at home, directly from their web browser using Audiom. Audiom was developed by Smith-Kettlewell researcher, Brandon Biggs, is a map viewing tool for the visually impaired. It allows non-visual access to route, landmark, and survey knowledge -- critical information needed for navigation.