A multi-tier system for remote administration of speech therapy
Texas A&M University at Qatar, , Qatar
Our innovation is for a speech therapy tool that allows patients to complete therapy exercises remotely in the comfort of their homes. The activities are performed via interactive applications on mobile devices, which also send their recordings to a remote server for automatic assessment and monitoring by the clinician.
Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications
Technology Development Status: Concept
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: A number of interactive, mobile products for speech therapy exist, but these are standalone applications that have no remote monitoring or automated feedback. Our proposed system incorporating remote monitoring and automated speech recognition together with interactive mobile applications provides patients with a practical, cost-effective alternative to face-to-face intervention sessions.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 623
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Funding for the current prototype has been provided by Qatar Foundation through a 3-year grant “Mobile infrastructure and automated tools for the monitoring and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech,” from the National Priorities Research Program ($1,043,499; 1/2012-1/2015)
Primary Sources of Funding: Other
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners