Our team was tasked with designing and building a prototype harness to hold an electrolarynx for hospital patients who had recently undergone a laryngectomy and specifically had issues with fine motor control which made normal operation of the electrolarynx very difficult for them.
• Augmentative and Alternative Communication: assessment and intervention strategies, language representation techniques, outcomes, clinical and technical AAC research and
developments, funding issues, service delivery options.
• Computer Access and Use: innovation in software and hardware, training strategies,
Integration of computer technologies, alternative access, outcomes.
• Other technology that addresses computer-use and/or various types of communication impairments.
The pictures used for scanning can be uploaded and saved to create a more personalized feel for the user. Personal pictures also make it easier for the user to understand the concept.
Brain computer interfaces (BCI) could potentially help those patients who lack the necessary motor control.
Our goal is to provide users of speech generating devices (SGDs) expressive control over the tone of speech to integrate emotion into synthesized speech.
Empatica is an affordable, portable and user-centric assistive typing device.
BlinkIT by MedAPT is a quadriplegic communication system that is easy to use, affordable and designed to meet user specific requirements.