VocaTempo is a voice input augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app designed for people with dysarthria that allows them to use voice commands to speak phrases. The app can be trained with a set of vocalizations to trigger spoken messages.
- It learns to recognize a user's vocalizations. Users click to record their speech and save it.
- After recording eight different recordings of each vocalization the user can use their speech to select phrases onscreen.
- The more vocalizations the user saves the more phrases they are able to choose from and speak.
- Users can set up cells with a phrase and image and pair it with a vocalization. Then when they are in the speaking mode, they can use their voice to activate it and read out the sentence.
- It continually learns to improve its recognition of the user's voice.
- Each time the app is used to speak the recordings are saved and used to help it recognize a user's speech in the future.
- Users can delete them or turn the continuous learning feature off.
- Voice recognition for dysarthric speakers.
- Make an unlimited number of communication pages.
- Use voice to select the onscreen message the user would like to communicate.
- Create new pages using templates.
- Get started with inbuilt stories about football, holidays, trips to the zoo or studying.
- Review and re-record any vocalizations at any time.
- Adjust the recording and countdown duration.
- It will listen to the user's speech when they tap on the screen or use a switch.
- The app is a collaboration between Therapy Box, University of Sheffield, Barnsley hospital, and SBRI healthcare.
- Compatible with iPad and Android.
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later on Apple devices.
See VocaTempo in Apple’s App Store.
See VocaTempo in Google Play Store.