Flexible Speech Device for the Speech Impaired
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1825 East 38 1/2 Street, Austin, TX, 78722
James M. Knox
AbstractSpeech disorders affect over 22 million Americans. Many of these individuals suffer from physical or mental handicaps which prevent the more common speech substitutes of sign language or conventional text-to- speech devices. The device, which is extremely flexible and economical, can reproduce words or phrases in response to button press actions or light pointer signals. The Vosig device can store words and phases spoken in any language and by any individual (normally a caregiver or someone known to the user). In response to a button press or light pointer signal, the Vosig can speak the chosen word or phase. The Vosig can also interface to external communications as control devices. This allows the user to "talk" over a telephone, intercom, or remote monitor. Control of the environment (lights, music, heating, etc.) is also within the scope of the Vosig device. The Vosig can be used by anyone needing a speech substitute, but is best suited for individuals suffering serious mental or physical impairments, persons with speech aphasia, or bed-ridden elderly.
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