Hot topics: Voice Banking—What is it?

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. […]

Assistive Technologies Are Improving People’s Lives

Eyegaze EdgeOn our blog, naturally we focus on eye tracking technologies that assist disabled people. After all, eye tracking is helping so many people live more fulfilling lives. However, eye tracking isn’t the only assistive technology available to those living with disabilities.

 

Depending on a patient’s specific condition, certain assistive technologies – or even a combination of two or more of them – can help them to communicate with loved ones, to access information online, and to move around during […]

Can Eye Tracking Help Fighter Pilots Navigate the Cockpits of the Future?

When it comes to multitasking at work, fighter pilots have most of us beat. They must concentrate on the mission at hand, keep eyes on the troops on the ground, and stay in constant communication with their base – all while controlling a sophisticated aircraft tens of thousands of feet in the air.

 

Cockpit designers are always looking for ways to streamline navigation for fighter pilots, and they are considering how eye tracking technology might help them to do so. Combat pilots often need to control multiple scenarios at once, from […]