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Center Overview

The iPerform Center for Assistive Technologies to Enhance Human Performance (iPerform) builds assistive technologies to enhance human performance at all levels. Assistive technologies include computer-aided tools and methods to increase, maintain, or improve people's functional capabilities.

The mission of iPerform is to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities, and enhance the productivity of well-bodied people. To do so, iPerform applies artificial intelligence innovations to improve products and services and enhance human performance and safety. Center researchers are developing novel learning and training methods to assist humans. Their technical expertise includes machine learning, user interface design, and vocational training.


  • University of Texas, Dallas
  • University of Texas, Arlington
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Center Personnel

Ovidiu Daescu
Site Director, Assistant Department Head and Professor
+1 972 883 2313

Fillia Makedon
Center and Site Director, Jenkins-Garrett Professor
+1 817 272 2105

Research Focus

  • Augmented and virtual reality.
  • Cognitive computing.
  • Computer vision.
  • Data mining.
  • Internet of things.
  • Rehabilitation.
  • Robotics.
  • Telemonitoring and safety.