This alarm unit is for use by a mobility impaired client, to wake up their deaf spouse in the night for assistance.
For many high-tech assistive communication (AAC) users, it is difficult to see when they are composing a message. Two examples are eye gaze users and switch users, where it may not be clear when they are actively preparing speech.
We implemented a system that visually indicates when communication software is being used. This enables a more natural interaction and encourages good communication practice; giving adequate time for composition and respecting personal space. The visual feedback reassures others in the conversation that the AAC user is actively involved.
The Client wears a positive air pressure mask at all times. This makes it difficult for people to hear what she says.
Child-sized portable voice amplifier for a child with a very soft voice