---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create prototype software that can read the minds of individuals with disabilities and be used as an alternative form of augmentative and alternative communication. Intel’s mind-reading software uses MRI scans to determine what items people are thinking about and what parts of the people’s brain is being activated as he or she thinks. According to Intel Labs researcher Dean Pomerleau, in the tests the software guess with 90 percent accuracy which of two words
The Oxygen Adapter, model PMA 2000, is a tracheostomy tube accessory designed for use by individuals who have tracheostomies. This small, lightweight adapter clips to the Passy-Muir Tracheostomy and Ventilator Speaking Valves (see separate entry), models PMV 2000 and PMV 2001, and permits easy inhalation of low flow supplemental oxygen and humidity. Oxygen is delivered in front of the intake side of the valve, avoiding the complications associated with delvering oxygen behind the valve membrane,
Passy-Muir Tracheostomy and Ventilator Speaking Valves are assistive speech devices designed for use by individuals with tracheostomies or who use ventilators. These small, lightweight one-way valves attach to tracheostomy tubes and allow the inflow and outflow of air so users can speak without manual occlusion. Each valve fits most standard permanent or disposable trach tubes and is packaged in a color-coded patient care kit. Each kit includes one valve, one storage container, one clinical inst
PMV Secure-It is an assistive speech device accessory designed for use by individuals who have had tracheostomies. Designed specifically for use with the Passy-Muir Tracheostomy and Ventilator Speaking Valve (see separate entry), models 2001 and 2020, this device attaches the Valve to the tracheostomy tube tie to prevent loss.
The Shikani Speaking Valve, models SSVW, SSVT and SSVB is an assistive speech device designed for use by individuals with a tracheostomy. These small, lightweight one-way and two-way capable valves attach to tracheostomy tubes and allow the inflow and outflow of air so users can speak without manual occlusion. The two-way airflow capability also allows users the option to use an heat and moisture exchanger (HME) in conjunction with this valve. The Shikani Speaking Valve uses a ball valve to lowe
The Speech Enhancer is an assistive speech device designed to adapt to an individual's voice level, analyze the atriculation, and make a suitable clarification of garbled speech for persons with dysarthria (speech disorder affecting tongue or speech muscles). This automated speech processing system allows the listener to hear the individual's voice quality, inflection, emotion and dialect with no time-delay. The processor features a voice level compensation that adjusts to all voice levels from