“Since the wearable device elicits a reflex, the patient does not need to remember to use therapy techniques to communicate in everyday life,” said Jessica Huber, in a Purdue press release. “When people with Parkinson’s disease cannot be heard or understood, they withdraw from communication exchanges, leading to social isolation. This device makes it possible for patients to continue to communicate with their loved ones well into their disease.”
The SpeechVive was recently commercialized with Purdue’s help, and it is already being made available to patients using VA hospitals and through other venues.
Device info page: SpeechVive…