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About Voxello

Innovation drove our early foundation. Better Outcomes drives our future. Discover what Voxello is all about and how we’re guided by our mission. 

A Brief Voxello History

Voxello was formed in 2013 under the Iowa Medical Innovation Group at the University of Iowa. The noddle system was developed out of the Assistive Devices Laboratory at the University of Iowa, headed by Richard Hurtig, Ph.D., a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Reports. 

At Voxello, we provide Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices to help caregivers improve their standard of care through better communication with impaired or disabled patients. By enhancing patient-provider communication, the noddle solution will help organizations reduce the rate of preventable adverse medical events, improve evaluation metrics such as medical outcomes and patient satisfaction, and more easily meet hospital accreditation standards. The noddle system allows healthcare organizations to now fully comply with the Joint Commission mandates on patient communication and access. 

Our Mission


Vince Hahn, Ben Berkowitz, Zihan Zhu, Dr. Richard Hurtig, and Blake Martinson

Voxello excels as developing and providing products and services that overcome communication barriers primarily for the acute care hospital market. 

Our mission is to serve our customers by continuing to understand their needs and deliver the best possible reliable solutions, while also providing exemplary service, training and support. 

Voxello was formed in 2013 under the Iowa Medical Innovation Group at the University of Iowa. The group brings together students from the Colleges of Business, Law, Medicine, and Engineering to commercialize solutions to medical problems identified by clinical staff and faculty. Led by advisor, Dr. Richard Hurtig, four Iowa students aspired to create the most cutting-edge, universally adaptable AT device on the market. 

In 2014, Voxello became a C Corporation and will continue to grow into a major player in the AT market with the introduction of the noddle system. Voxello was acquired by RH-AAC Labs in 2023. 


Richard Hurtig

Richard Hurtig, Ph.D.


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