A reconfigurable augmentative communication device

Abstract

In this demonstration we present a highly reconfigurable augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. The people in need of these devices often have a wide range of disabilities, and the setup required to start a person using an AAC system is often time consuming and labor intensive. Our device streamlines the setup process, allowing caregivers to quickly configure the interface to best suit the user's needs. Setup times compared to previous AAC devices are reduced from hours to minutes. This allows the caregiver to maximize the effectiveness of the device for the end user. It also makes it possible for the device to be adapted over time as the user's needs change.

DOI: 10.1145/1639642.1639683

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@inproceedings{Schindler2009ARA, title={A reconfigurable augmentative communication device}, author={Kris Schindler and Robert Dygert and Eric Nagler}, booktitle={ASSETS}, year={2009} }