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Man builds app to help his speech impaired friend to communicate

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-10-04 09:57

About the solution

Michael had the idea for Touch Voice in 2010 and the app has launched in 2011. He also founded his company around this software.

“Touch Voice produces AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) medical grade speaking apps which communicate thru speech synthesis by touching or clicking on buttons. Touch Voice apps have been designed to address medical conditions such as Stroke, ALS, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Ataxia, Dysarthria, Laryngeal Cancer, Selective Mutism, Parkinson's and potentially others not listed. Please note that no medical promises are being made about the usefulness or appropriateness of these apps for specific cases or individuals”, says on the official website.

Touch Voice features large buttons used to speak words, more than 4000 vocabulary words and 37 dialogues, 80 imagens for communications, video help instructions, custom words and the option of selecting different words.

The app is paid and available for iOS, Android, PC and Mac.

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More info: http://touch-voice.com/

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

Michael McAnally, from the USA, created Touch Voice, an app that help patients with speech impairment to communicate. He set out to build this software after his friend Dan lost his ability to speak because of a medical condition.

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