PROJECT TITLE: An affordable AAC device for people suffering from Developmental-Disabilities
GRADE LEVEL: High School - Grades 10-12
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: People suffering from Developmental-Disabilities like ALS are almost entirely paralyzed and this disables them to communicate in any way except using an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication Device) device. Current AAC devices are expensive, slow and bulky. This project suggests an AAC device which is affordable, faster and portable - a system that allows the user to exhale through the nose as Morse Code. It is able to speak and give commands in English using one of 9 different voices.
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http://www.juliantrubin.com/science_fair_project/medicine/developmental_disabilities.html
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Stephen Hawking, physicist and SGD (Speech-Generating Device) user´╗┐
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