New Delhi, India -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/24/2014 -- TALK is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device which enables people with Developmental Disabilities & Speech Impairments to communicate in normal form of speech. It is Ultra-Portable, Super-Light and increases the Speaking Rate by at least 300%. TALK uses the variations in a person's breath to help him to dictate letters. This, in turn, is further combined and synthesized as sentences, or specific commands/phrases depending on the mode selected.
The users don't have to learn complicated matrix maps to select right symbols to synthesis speech or to strain their eyes by gazing over the screen to express themselves. They only have to exhale, which they do thousands of times a day. Unlike other AAC devices, TALK doesn't restrict users to a wheelchair. Also, it doesn't expect the user to twitch a muscle continuously causing fatigue or gaze at a screen for long hours causing eye strain. This makes it usable for people with speech im-pairments & mutes and at the same time makes it a lot more comfortable. TALK becomes a part of the body, and doesn't cause discomfort even on continuous use.
TALK was produced for the Google Science Fair 2014, and its inventor Arsh Shah Dilbagi is one of the Regional Finalists from the Asia Pacific and Japan. He has also been nominated for Scientific American Science in Action Award as well as Google Computer Science Award for the invention - TALK.
TALK is Beginning of Whole New Life for -
-People with developmental disabilities - Locked-In Syndrome, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Tetraplegia etc.
-People with Brain Stem Stroke Syndrome.
-People who have gone through Tracheotomy Surgery.
-People with Vocal Cord Paralysis.
-People with speech impairments - Dysarthria etc.
-People who cannot speak - Mutes etc.
The objective behind the Indiegogo Campaign is to fully develop TALK to ‘Make the World More Connected for Speech Impaired People’. The funding target for the campaign is $80,000.
Indiegogo Page: http://igg.me/at/talkaac | http://bit.ly/TalkKit
TALK is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device which enables people with Developmental Disabilities & Speech Impairments to communicate in normal form of speech.