TechConnect Innovation Program

A multi-tier system for remote administration of speech therapy

Texas A&M University at Qatar, , Qatar

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 623

Website: www.tamu.edu

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