CORALVILLE, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Voxello, developer of communication solutions for disabled hospitalized patients, announced today that it has made several appointments to key positions within the Company. The Company continues to grow in anticipation of the launch of its first product, the noddle™.
Jerry Stack has been appointed Director, Quality and Regulatory Affairs. Jerry joins the Company with years of experience in operations, quality and regulatory affairs. Hannah Rigler, MA CCC-SLP has been named Clinical Research Coordinator, in addition she will lead the Applications team. Hannah holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Her experience as a speech-language pathologist will prove invaluable to clients and patients alike.
“Jerry and Hannah are important appointments for Voxello as they both bring extensive experience in their respective areas of expertise. They add the leadership and depth of knowledge that will help us drive Voxello’s future growth,” said Rives Bird, CEO of Voxello.
Before joining Voxello, Stack was the Global Director of Product Approvals and Lab Operations at Whirlpool Refrigeration where he directed the engineering approval function for all platforms within the Refrigeration Product category globally for Whirlpool Corporation. Rigler was a speech-language pathologist at The Children’s Center for Therapy where she provided outpatient therapy services to the pediatric population in the areas of speech, language, pragmatics, voice, feeding, and augmentative communication. She was recently recognized for her work from the 2015 ASHA Convention. Her poster presentation titled, "Spoken Word Recognition in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users", was designated as a Meritorious Poster Submission.
Mr. Stack and Ms. Rigler join an already impressive executive team at Voxello, including Richard Hurtig Ph.D., the President and Chief Scientific Officer. In his role at Voxello Dr. Hurtig utilizes his 37 years as a researcher, during which he implemented and studied the use of assistive technologies and alternative and augmentative communication technologies at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He has recently published a chapter on implementing assistive technology in hospital settings and will be presenting, “Providing Communication Access Across Medical Settings: A Fundamental Role for AAC” at the upcoming ASHA convention.
Voxello provides solutions for impaired hospitalized patients who cannot communicate by traditional means. The company’s first product, the noddleTM, detects voluntary gestures such as clicking sounds made with the tongue or an eye blink to control nurse call and speech generation devices. For more information about Voxello, please visit www.voxello.com.