CUbiC: Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing
CUbiC is a place where minds are inspired, collaborations are encouraged, and boundaries are challenged.
In keeping with this spirit, Panch’s CUbiC lab serves the needs of physically challenged individuals by empowering them with ubiquitous and pervasive computing technologies designed to enrich their lives. Motivated by this approach, Panch has assembled focus groups of blind and deaf individuals, disability studies researchers and mobility instructors to explore real needs in applications. These inputs have served to shape Panch’s research agenda in the various facets of ubiquitous computing.
Most ubiquitous computing research takes a technology-centric view in solving real world problems. I believe that a balanced technology and problem-centric view is required in tackling challenging application domains, and that by targeting applications that require ubiquitous computing solutions, it brings out the underlying challenges that need to be addressed. – Panch