A Semantically-Based Software is Developed for People with ALSBy Van Tatenhove, Gail; Baker, Bruce R.; RESNA 1999: Spotlight on Technology, Vol. 19, No.1, pp. 28-30
Publication Date: June 1999
Article on a semantically-based software that was developed for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a paralytic disease which typically results in the inability to speak, use hand signs or gestures, or make direct selections on a computer or a communication aid. Many people who experience ALS have great difficulty communicating and using language. A semantic compaction system based on the Unity brand software, accompanied by a word prediction system was described in the article.
Assistive Products Discussed: UNITY
Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Web Site: http://www.resna.org )