Purdue University professor Jessica Huber has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. She teaches speech, language and hearing sciences at the university.
Huber created SpeechVive, a device that uses a reflex to improve communication for people that have Parkinson’s disease, one of the most common degenerative neurological diseases.
Fellows of the NAI are inventors on U.S. patents who have been nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions in patents and licensing, noteworthy discovery, significant effect on society, and support and enhancement of innovation.
Huber also serves as a faculty associate of the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, which includes around 100 faculty engaged in neuroscience-related research. She also co-directs the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior and NueroRehabilitation at the university.