A current hot topic in the assistive technology arena is voice banking. Voice banking is the process of digitally saving your voice for future use on a speech generating device (SGD). Individuals who may lose their voice due to motor neuron disease or ALS can consider saving their voice before it is gone. This way, when they eventually lose their natural speaking voice, they can communicate on their SGD using a synthesized voice that sounds much like their own. […]
It was the middle of winter and I was headed from freezing Virginia to sunny Florida! Not only was this my first time attending the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association’s (ATIA) conference, but I was in charge of leading LC Technologies team in demonstrating the Eyegaze Edge® and educating professionals and families on Eyegaze communication technology.
As an organization, ATIA’s mission is to “serve as a collective voice of the assistive technology industry to help ensure that the best products […]
Thanks to successful charitable campaigns, such as the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser for ALS, eye tracking technology is getting more attention now than ever before. Besides assisting people who have ALS, eye tracking technology is being put to use is many more amazing ways. Here are just a few:
1. Eye tracking tests can help medical professionals diagnose concussions with improved accuracy and speed. Numerous studies on mild traumatic brain injury suggest that the shearing of […]
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. These motor neurons basically control the muscles throughout the body, and the progressive degeneration of them eventually leads to the death of ALS patients.