Name of the Technology : Scan Communicator for Speech Impaired
Disability Sector : Speech Impairments
Function : Daily basic activities aids, Communication and speech aids
Category of research : New technology/product (not existing in the country)
Brief description of the product/ technology:
Speech impairment, paralysis and autism may hinder people from communicating their needs. Scan Communicator is a device that can be used for communication purposes so the caretakers or family members can attend to the user’s needs. Various icons are displayed on the device; every icon has an LED beneath it. LED's glow serially one after another with a short delay. At a given instance only one LED is ON. Whenever the user wants to communicate a need he/she has to press the button switch when the LED beneath is on, this will give a buzzer output and the respective LED is ON until the caretaker attends to the user.
Multiple needs can be addressed using this device.
Readiness level of the product/technology: Technical Documentation Completed
Anticipated time to reach the next readiness level: 3 to 6 months
Anticipated time for the technology/product to come in the market: 12 to 18 months
Any Hindrance(s) being faced w.r.t. the development of product/technology: Lack of Funds, Lack of Industry Partner
Anticipated cost: INR 500
P.Shiva Subhashini, Associate Dean ATL, BVRIT
5th Floor, Kasturba Medical College Hospital,Attavara
Mangalore-1, Karnataka, India