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Breathing is now a communication language for people with developmental disabilities

People with speaking disabilities are always eager to talk to someone, to convey their feelings, to speak, to discuss everyday life but their voice restricts them to speak. Voice disabilities hinder a person to speak or make sounds and these are caused because of one or the other developmental disabilities.

Most information on prevalence of childhood incapacity emerges from tiny scale studies. In a very state-wide Aanganwadi-based systematic sample survey in partnership with IAP Kerala, 2.5-3.4% of kids had varied types of organic process issues as diagnosed by victimization screening tools. the foremost common forms were organic process delay (69.3%), speech delay (14.3%), international delay (5.7%), gross motor delay (5.3%) and disability (3.6%). The prevalence rate of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is calculable to be 1 in 500 and incidence rate is roughly 1 in 90000 individuals in India. The prevalence rate of attention deficit upset disorder (ADHD), a condition nearly always related to poor educational performance, was 11.3% among grammar school children; behavioral difficulties were found in 36.11% of the youngsters with attention deficit disorder.

Arsh Shah Dilbagi, a student from Delhi didn’t only talk about change but also invented a device that brought change to many people with developmental disabilities like Locked-in-syndrome, Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. He invented an augmentative and alternate communication device called as TALK to help people with these kinds of developmental disabilities and gave them a device that will help communicate in normal form of speech. The device is simple in design and affordability and uses breath as the way of interaction. The device forms sentence by way of breathing and variations in breathing and combines those variations to make structured sentences.

“The users do not have to learn complicated matrix maps to select the right symbols for synthesizing speech. Neither do they have to strain their eyes by gazing over the screen to express themselves,” Dilbagi says.

TALK is a device that doesn’t restricts a person to a wheelchair rather it is portable and have a faster response time. Dictating letters like E and W takes about 0.4 and 0.8 seconds [1]. TALK has two commands modes i.e. communication mode and command mode. Command mode helps the user to speak out predefined commands like water while the communication mode helps them to speak out commonly used sentences and phrases like, how are you?

Dilbagi’s innovation is going to help him gain fame and wealth by just solving a problem that was in front of everyone and everyone wanted that change, but no one did anything to solve that problem, but he did.

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