Communication Aid: From the Idea to the Implementation SystemBy Pino, P.; Freckhaus, P.; Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 197-201
Publication Date: 2005
Paper follows the design and development of the prototype EDITH, which is a French acronym for Digital Teleaction Environment for the Disabled. The EDITH is an electronic interface system for communication and environmental control, as it is set up on a laptop computer. The application interfaces with a control box equipped with an all-purpose television remote that can be used for the following five purposes: (1) calling medical staff such as nursing and caregivers, (2) selecting pre-recorded sentences that apply to different services, (3) communicating in written format to enhance interactions, (4) reading texts on the computer, and (5) controlling television programs and musical recordings. The authors follow the development of the EDITH from a basic idea to an actual device for people with communication disabilities. Implications for future product designs and improvements are included.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
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