The Boston Home’s fall expo/fundraiser, Voices: Speech Science & Self-Expression raised $90,000 for The Boston Home for assistive technology services. Dr. Rupel Patel, speech scientist and founder director of Northeastern University’s Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory (CadLab) was the keynote speaker. Dr. Patel, who analyzes spoken communication, has designed novel human-computer communication interfaces to replicate the spoken language of persons with severely impaired speech. “Our voices matter because they’re so intricately tied to our identity, our culture, our history as an individual, and even where we’ve been and what we like to do,” says Dr. Patel. The enthralled guests included TBH residents, family members, friends of TBH and sponsoring organizations. Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, Biogen, and Carney Hospital were lead sponsors.