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
 
 Contact Details:            P.Shiva Subhashini, Associate Dean ATL, BVRIT
                                        5th Floor, Kasturba Medical College Hospital,Attavara
                                        Mangalore-1, Karnataka, India
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