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Voxello has achieved numerous milestones and has continuous momentum. 

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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. 


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Continuous Momentum



  • Establishing Financial ground with grants and awards totaling $2M, including the completing SBIR phase 1 and beginning SBIR phase 2. 
  • Patent 9,595,171 fully issued and published
  • FDA 510(k) cleared and IEC 60601-1 and 2 certified
  • Signing 5 distribution partners
  • Releasing the noddle and four sensors to manufacturing


  • Installing the noddle system at clinical luminary sites
  • Signing a distribution agreement with Saltillo
  • Establishing reimbursement for the noddle in an assisted care facility
  • Expanding clinical trials and publishing the first paper on the economic impacts of communication barriers
  • Receiving 20 additional claims on the noddle patent
  • Filing a provisional patent on the upcoming Min-Mo sensor
  • Releasing noddle 2.0 and the Min-Mo sensor to manufacturing
  • Beginning the bilingual noddle-chat and noddle-wink sensor projects

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