Product Type: 
Device modifier
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Approximate Cost: $105.00

Product Description: 

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.

Main Features: 

  • 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.

Primary Specifications: 

  • Compatible with iPad and Android.
  • Requires iOS 9.0 or later on Apple devices.

More Information: 

See VocaTempo in Apple’s App Store.

See VocaTempo in Google Play Store.