This chapter describes the fundamental design principles for conversation aids for persons who are unable to speak. They may also be severely physically impaired. Examples are included of both currently used and experimental devices. The first sections deal with aids for the manipulatively impaired while the last two sections describe voice rehabilitation and restoration devices and techniques. Subjects covered include design considerations for conversation aids, direct selection aids, scanning aids, biofeedback in communicative disorders, and artificial larynx.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Electron Devices for Rehabil|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons (Med Instrum and Clin Eng Ser)|
|Number of pages||31|
|State||Published - 1985|
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