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Communication-Restoring Apps

The 'I.am.here' App Gives a Renewed Voice to Stroke Victims

— June 25, 2015 — Tech
The 'I.am.here' app helps to give a voice to stroke victims who have lost their ability to speak. Some of the most common outcomes of a stroke are lost vision, lost speech, paralysis and confusion. For many stoke victims, the loss of speech is most devastating because it causes them to lose the ability to communicate with loved ones.

To combat the loss of speech, the Russian stroke foundation 'ORBi' partnered up with the software developers 'Yarr!.' Together the team designed a clever new app that uses Brain Computer Interface to convert brain signals into human emotions. These messages are then displayed as words through the I.am.here app. The device thus gives a voice to stoke victims who are no longer able to communicate verbally.
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