Project Need Other
Created By Alice Shriver
Capabilities Needed Laser Cutting
Time to Complete —
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Creative Commons License attribution-4-0-international
Proloquo2Go is a communication aid made for the iPad for users who are unable to speak. It uses expressive icons to help its user create messages which are converted into audio messages through a voice synthesizer. Proloquo2Go displays these icons in a matrix form in the middle of the screen with navigation tools along the bottom of the screen. The user builds or creates a message by specifying a sequence of icons which is then read by a voice synthesizer.
The iPad uses a capacitive-touch screen for input. In using Proloquo2Go, the user needs to tap a sequence of icons to build the message. However, for users with limited hand control, it may be difficult to lift the hand/finger after the intended icon is tapped/touched (without sliding onto the adjacent icon). The cut-outs on the top layer of the case exposes only areas in the middle of (the matrix of) icons. The edges of the cut-outs lifts the user’s finger allowing for the icon to be recognized by the software.